As aid pours into Haiti for victims injured and displaced by the recent earthquakes, the massive cleanup is just beginning. Ansell is assisting with the relief effort by shipping gloves for medical workers and work crews involved in the search for victims and removal of debris.
Earlier this month, Ansell shipped exam gloves to Haiti, working with Direct Relief International, a nonprofit humanitarian medical relief organization with trusted partners on the ground in Haiti. The gloves are being used in hospitals and at other sites to examine and treat patients.
Based on specific needs expressed by workers in Haiti, Ansell has now donated additional disposable (both exam and non-exam grade) gloves as well as occupational work gloves. The medical gloves will help protect workers from bodily fluids and assist in the treatment of injured victims, while the occupational gloves will allow for protection against cuts and scrapes while moving rubble and other objects.
“Ansell is proud to help protect members of the medical teams and work crews involved in disaster relief efforts throughout Haiti,” said Doug Tough, CEO of Ansell Limited. “With so many people injured and countless buildings destroyed or severely damaged, the need for assistance is tremendous.”
Ansell has responded to other major disasters in the past, including Hurricane Katrina, the fires in Australia and the tsunami in Southeast Asia. The company routinely provides Direct Relief with medical gloves for charitable use.