Project HOPE Receives $32 Million in Medicines for Bosnia, Herzegovina

Project HOPE Receives $32 Million in Medicines for Bosnia, Herzegovina

Project HOPE has announced in-kind donations of medicines valued at $32 million from the Sanofi Foundation for North America, the philanthropic arm of pharmaceutical giant Sanofi US, to aid Bosnia and Herzegovina after the heaviest rainfall in a hundred and twenty years caused devastating flooding in the country in May. 

The gift includes more than ninety-thousand Auvi-Q auto-injectors (epinephrine injection, USP) valued at approximately $30 million, and Lasix (furosemide) and Amaryl (glimepiride) valued at $2 million. The international humanitarian assistance organization, which first provided donated medicines and medical supplies to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992 in response to the Bosnian War, continues to ship donated high-quality medicines, medical equipment, and supplies to hospitals and health clinics in the region. 

"Project HOPE is deeply grateful to the Sanofi Foundation for North America for generously providing much-needed medicines to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose resources will be severely strained as they begin rebuilding their health infrastructure, which was severely damaged by the recent flooding," said Project HOPE president and CEO John P. Howe III, M.D.