According to Ascendis, Remedica supplies over 300 generic pharmaceutical products for the treatment of diseases such as malaria, or antibiotics, to circa 100 countries, primarily in emerging markets including the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America and to the World Health Organisation and to the non-governmental organisations Medicins Sans Frontier
and the Red Cross.
The hospital used to be run by Medicins Sans Frontier
, who were forced to abandon the centre eight months ago after members of staff were killed by fighters.
Eight convoy trucks loaded with 90 tonnes of wheat flour, 15 tonnes of canned meat, blankets and shelter materials provided by Medicins Sans Frontier
(MSF) were bound for Jezzine.
His mission will presumably become clearer over the next couple of days when he will have had a chance to meet several aid agencies, including the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and Medicins Sans Frontier
CAMARADERIE Gemma with fellow Medicins Sans Frontiers
volunteers on board mercy ship, main picture and below left
The idea was inspired by Medicins Sans Frontiers
(Doctors Without Borders), a humanitarian group started by a doctor and a journalist.
The Ikea foundation has given millions of dollars to Medicins Sans Frontiers
to support its efforts to help Syrians affected by the war, and it's contributed to the design of shelters for refugees too.