SKILLMAN, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading provider of medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that it has made an initial donation of more than $400,000 in medical supplies to rescue and relief efforts in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake that hit that nation last week.
Working through the ConvaTec manufacturing facility in Haina, Dominican Republic, which was unaffected by the quake, the donation consisted of advanced wound dressings and skin care products, which were stocked at the facility. In coordination with the Dominican Red Cross, along with other Red Cross societies, transportation of donated medical supplies commenced over the weekend into Haiti.
Future donation efforts from across the ConvaTec network are in development with other third party organizations currently distributing needed medical supplies in Haiti.
"In keeping with the ConvaTec mission to make a difference in people's lives, and as a corporate citizen on the island of Hispaniola, we believe that it is necessary for us to do as much as possible to contribute to the relief efforts," said Nimisha Savani, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. "We are fortunate that our employees in Haina were able to mobilize swiftly and furnish these critical medical supplies to help the people of Haiti during this time of tremendous need."
In the days and weeks to come, ConvaTec will continue to pursue other channels through which it will provide aid and distribute additional resources to Haiti, ensuring that necessary medical supplies reach those in need as quickly as possible.
ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key business divisions – Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care, and Infusion Devices – ConvaTec products support health care professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. From its headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey, the company oversees more than 8,000 employees in over 90 countries serving consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more information, please visit www.convatec.com.