Hi everyone, My name is Emelie El-Hage. I am a pharmacist and Lebanese expat living in Québec, Canada. As you may have heard, a massive explosion rocked the city of Beirut on August 4, 2020 resulting in numerous casualties and thousands injured. Moreover, the explosion left hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry and unable to afford essential healthcare services and medications.
Lebanon’s economy was in a state of crisis prior to the disaster, with an economy plagued with debt, plunging currency, increasing poverty, as well as having an underfunded health care system riddled with drug shortages. Unfortunately, this disaster has catapulted a nation already in the depths of a crisis to widespread despair with many people losing their homes, their livelihoods and their ability to access healthcare and affordable medications.
My goal is to provide the people of Lebanon with access to free essential medications in this state of emergency. In order to achieve my goal, I have collaborated with Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) - a charitable foundation committed to increasing access of medicines in vulnerable communities. HPIC provides high quality and approved medications from the Canadian market to be exported to NGOs in Lebanon and distributed, free of charge, by healthcare professionals in primary care centres.
I am asking for your help and generosity to generate the funds that are necessary for the procurement and shipment of these medications from Canada to trusted sources in Lebanon. HPIC is a trusted organization with extensive experience in importing medications into Lebanon and, therefore, it is ensured by HPIC that the medications will be delivered to the hands of trusted entities.
What will your donations provide? For every $1 donated, at least $10 of medicines will be delivered.
My guarantee to you is 100% transparency on this page with updates and proof every step of the way. I thank you all in advance! I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in order to help those who need our assistance now, more than ever before!