In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Henry Schein, the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, and its supplier partners have earmarked $1 million in life-saving medical supplies to partner non-governmental organizations that are providing relief.
Within hours of the reports of the earthquake, pallets of much needed supplies were prepared for shipment to partner NGOs including AmeriCares, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International, International Medical Corps, LDS Charities and Medshare through Henry Schein Cares, the company's global social responsibility program. As part of Henry Schein Cares disaster preparedness efforts, the company already had pallets of essential supplies packed and on site at the warehouses of several partner NGOs to ensure immediate response to humanitarian emergencies. These products are already on their way to Haiti.
In the past, Henry Schein Cares has responded to other disasters including the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China in 2008; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. Gulf Coast; the 2004 Asian tsunami; the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan; the conflict in Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine, and September 11.