Emergency Supplies Donated To Haiti
Ontario Assists World Vision Canada With Relief Efforts
Ontario is donating much-needed emergency medical supplies to World Vision Canada to assist with relief efforts in Haiti. Medical supplies are urgently needed to help provide critical health care to survivors of the January 12th earthquake.
The supplies which, taken together, weigh 2,000 kilograms and could fill a cargo truck, include:
- needles and syringes
- bandages and cotton balls
- skin disinfectant
- tongue depressors
- disposable thermometers
- eye protection goggles, examination gloves, isolation gowns, hand sanitizers and surgical barrier masks.
The supplies come from the province's pandemic stockpile and will be shipped to Haiti on February 6, 2010.
“Like all Ontarians, I have been deeply troubled by the devastation that struck Haiti. It is our responsibility to provide desperately-needed medical supplies to the earthquake survivors.”
“I am very proud of the dedication and determination of the staff at Emergency Management Ontario who are coordinating Ontario's emergency response to the people of Haiti, on behalf of all Ontarians. I am confident that medical supplies and additional resources provided through our province will bring a measure of hope and relief to Haitians, now and in the days to come.”