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Medicines for Humanity

Medicines for Humanity provides medicine and vitamins to children in San Pedro de Marcoris in the Dominican Republic. (MLBPA)

Did you know that in the Dominican Republic...

  • One out of 10 children dies before their fifth birthday;
  • 20 percent of children are severely malnourished;
  • Just 16 percent of the children receive vitamin A;
  • Nearly every child suffers from intestinal parasites.

That's why Medicines for Humanity, the international healthcare organization, is dedicated to supplying vital life-saving medicine to thousands of people, especially kids, throughout the Dominican Republic.

That is also why the Players Trust has contributed $472,900 to help Medicines for Humanity's Dominican Republic healthcare programs.

To date, with the assistance of the Players Trust, Medicines for Humanity has:

  • Purchased life-saving medicines at a fraction of their U.S. wholesale cost;
  • Distributed medicines valued at more than $3 million;
  • Provided more than 229,000 treatments for parasites and vitamin A deficiency to more than 68,000 patients;
  • Purchased a desperately needed X-ray machine and sonogram equipment for prenatal care;
  • Trained more than 110 local women as healthcare promoters to educate others about basic health and hygiene;
  • A donation to the Players Trust can support Medicines for Humanity programs in the Dominican Republic or in other impoverished regions.