For 40 years, German medical relief organization action medeor has delivered basic medical supplies to poverty-stricken regions of the world, providing rapid emergency aid in acute disaster situations.
The permanent action medeor stock comprises about 300,000 medicament containers. Necessary medicines and instruments can be packed and dispatched within the shortest time possible.
During the war in Iraq, action medeor cooperated with local partners to provide desperately needed medical material to several hospitals in Baghdad, Basra and among the Kurds in Northern Iraq. When an earthquake devastated the Iranian city of Bam in 2003, the first deliveries of aid were packed and dispatched within 24 hours.
In cooperation with religious charities and private organizations, action medeor now supplies about 9,000 health centres in 123 countries. All medicines are produced in large volumes by well known European manufacturers to ensure high quality at a low cost. action medeor delivers the aid at cost price or as a donation.
Other areas of expertise are the realization of action medeor’s own health projects, pharmaceutical consulting and the setting up of local medicine-production plants and distribution points. Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS are central themes in the organization’s projects. action medeor aims at ensuring rapid access to reasonably priced and effective medicines for as many people as possible.