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Medicom donates 1.1M masks and respirators to Haiti

The Canadian Association of Midwives and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada partnered to form the PASSREL project with funding from Global Affairs Canada. 

February 22, 2022   by CM Staff

From left to right: Natasha Houde, VP Manufacturing, Medicom; Guillaume Laverdure, COO, Medicom; Olivier Bertin-Mahieux, Executive Director, Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation; Ronald Reuben, Founder and CEO, Medicom; Gopinath Jeyabalaratnam, Director of Public Affairs, Medicom; John Tourlas, President North America, Medicom; Julianna Egressy, VP Supply Chain / Photo: Medicom (CNW Group/AMD Medicom Inc.)

MONTREAL — Quebec-based N95 respirator and medical grade surgical mask manufacturer, Medicom, says it has sent almost 1.1 million surgical masks, children’s masks and N95 respirators to Haiti in collaboration with the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation.

The company says their products will be used in maternal health clinics at Haiti’s St. Michel Hospital in Jacmel as part of the foundation’s PASSREL project.

“Social responsibility is at the very heart of the mission we have given ourselves at Medicom: to protect,” said Guillaume Laverdure, Chief Operating Officer of Medicom in a statement.

“We have the opportunity to fulfil that mission by donating more than one million masks produced in Quebec to Haiti through the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation. On behalf of the entire Medicom team, we would like to thank the Foundation and the people who work so hard to protect vulnerable people in Haiti and around the world.”

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The Canadian Association of Midwives and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada partnered to form the PASSREL project with funding from Global Affairs Canada.

The Paul Gérin-Lajoie foundation collaborates with the PASSREL project as an initiative to improve the sexual and reproductive health rights of women and adolescents. The project operates through seven health centres which correspond to different Haitian communities. The Association of Nurse Midwives of Haiti as well as the Haitian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology also shape the network of support for Haitian women and adolescents.

“The Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation is proud to collaborate with Medicom, another Quebec organization, on the PASSREL project in order to promote gender equality and human rights to help overcome barriers to development,” said Olivier Bertin-Mahieux, Executive Director of the Foundation in a statement.

 


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