PAKISTAN

 EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE 2008 

On October 29th a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 80 miles northwest of Quetta, in the Balochistan Province of south western Pakistan resulting in over 2,000 homes destroyed, and 17,500 families displaced.

World Health Organization (WHO) assessments indicated that the earthquake damaged 10 of the 38 health facilities in Ziarat District, with three basic health units completely destroyed. Earthquakes inevitably compromise water sources; often leading to contaminated drinking water resulting in communicable disease such as diarrhea. GlobalMedic identified clean drinking water as a major requirement for those in need.

GlobalMedic shipped 48,000 Oral Rehydration Sachets to distribute to those suffering from dehydration. GlobalMedic also shipped 1.4 million Aquatab water purification tablets which produced 1.4 million litres of clean drinking water.

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November 2008 – Pakistan: Earthquake Response 2008

On October 29th a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 80 miles northwest of Quetta….

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• The Aquatabs  were able to purify 1,400,000 litres of drinking water. That is drinking water for more than 450,000 people.

• GlobalMedic shipped 48,000 oral rehydration sachets to help combat the immediate effects of dehydration on the affected people.

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