A Project of The Montreal School of Theology, The Presbyterian College (Montreal), The United Theological College,
and The Montreal Diocesan Theological College.
In collaboration with Health Partners International Canada.
MEDICAL KITS BY THE NUMBERS
- This year, we raised over $5,000.
- We also received other donated supplies.
- We took 20 boxes carried as checked baggage by participants in our annual Cuba study tour.
- Each box weighed 10 kg, for a total of 200 kg.
- Each box contained up to 300 treatments of high quality in-date medical products.
- The net value of the supplies we took to Cuba this year was close to $75,000!
WHY DO WE TAKE MEDICINE TO CUBA?
- Cuba has an excellent health care system but medicines are in short supply because of the ongoing US blockade.
- Poor women, children, and seniors are most at risk.
- Cuban church partners, who work in the poorest communities, tell us that medicines are the most valuable gift we can bring.
WHERE DID THE SUPPLIES GO?
Packs were distributed with the help of SET (Seminario Evangelico de Teologià de Matanzas) and local doctors in Havana and in Matanzas. The supplies go to health care clinics in Cuba, in partnership with local church community organizations. This year they will help:
- A maternity clinic
- A seniors ward of a hospital
- Health care providers in the district of Marianao, Havana
- A clinic in the Marina neighbourhood in Matanzas
WHERE DO THE MEDICAL SUPPLIES COME FROM?
- Boxes are prepared by Health Partners International selected specifically for the primary health care needs of the Cuban context
- Medicines are donated to HPI by pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in Canada—that allowed HPI to more than triple the value of what you donated
- A sample up-to-date packing list is available from the PPT home page at www.hpicanada.ca
SUPPORTING THE CUBAN CHURCH
We bring medical supplies in gratitude for the inspiration and insight we gain from the Cuban church and the Cuban people during our annual study tour each year:
- About being a vibrant missional church
- About connecting to the local community
- About living faith in the world
MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTRE, HAVANA
Medical supplies help the work of the Martin Luther King Centre and the Ebenezer Church in Havana.
PASTORS & STAFF AT THE KAIROS MATANZAS, WITH MST TOUR PARTICIPANTS
Raquel Suarez Rodés, who is both a medical doctor and an ordained pastor, and other community workers, improve health and quality of life in this low-income community.
YOUR GENEROUS DONATION MADE THIS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact the Montreal School of Theology