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Contact: Bynta Ernest


Friday 1 July 2011 The Ministry of Health was the recipient of a donation of medical equipment and general supplies from the International Medical Corps.


Funding for the purchase was made possible by donations from International Medical Corps and the Hess Oil Corporation. Both donors contributed US$500,000 each towards the effort.


Hon. Dr. Keith Mondesir, Minister of Health, expressed his gratitude to the donors, for coming   to the aid of the medical facilities that experienced substantial loss during the passage of Hurricane Tomas.


“I want to say that this is such a beautiful gift to an island that was devastated by Hurricane Tomas. It did a lot of damage to all our facilities—especially our medical facilities.  A lot of the stuff we had on storage got wet. Indeed, we have to say a special thank you to the donors. In EC we have a gift of $2.7 million.”


In making the presentation, Ms Kimberly Mathurin, Program Director at International Medical Corps said the International Medical Corps, established in 1984, is a humanitarian non-profit organization operating out of 75 countries on four continents.


“Our team is fully St. Lucian. We're really proud to be here to assist since Hurricane Tomas to donate US $500,000 worth of supplies from our donor, Hess. We've also matched with Hess' donation.

“We're donating all this with the hope that it will benefit all Saint Lucians. We look forward to continued partnership with the Ministry of Health and the government of Saint Lucia.”


International Medical Corps mandate is to provide relief by delivering vital medical services,   to those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease.


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