Thanks to two generous donors, every gift made during #GivingTuesdayNow will be doubled, up to $35,000.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made HCP’s work more challenging. The virus has spread to every country where we work.
Our in-country partners - doctors, nurses, techs and volunteers - are particularly vulnerable and lack readily-accessible information, basic life-saving materials, equipment, and training to get ahead of the virus’s spread and protect their patients and themselves.
With your help, HCP will respond to the urgent needs of our implementing partners so they may respond to the pandemic and navigate new and uncertain times.
A gift from you on #GivingTuesdayNow will help our partners with the following immediate needs:
--Essential Information and Life-Saving Strategies. To protect our partners, we are equipping our diverse network of doctors with essential information on best practices to prevent the spread of the virus, facilitating connection between doctors around the world, and sharing knowledge for working more safely.
--Protocols for Re-deployed Medical Personnel. Countries have shifted entire medical systems to confront the virus and mitigate its effects. We are supporting our ophthalmic partners who have been asked to respond as general health care workers, helping them pivot to COVID-19 response and create protocols to decrease viral transmission.
--Emergency Shipments of Personal Protective Equipment. Masks, gloves and sanitizer are extremely scarce in African countries. We are utilizing our international connections to source life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) for our Ethiopian partners.
--Education and Ophthalmic Equipment. HCP is facilitating tele-education to hone the skills of new partners and mobilizing the shipment of ophthalmic equipment to further extend local capacity to reduce the backlog of needless blindness as the coronavirus crisis subsides.
We hope you will consider making a gift to Himalayan Cataract Project on this special day of global giving.
THANK YOU in advance for your help!