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Oregon's Medical Teams International Sending Medical Personnel and Supplies to Typhoon Survivors


Thousands are camped out at the airport begging for help.

 

Medical Teams International, out of Tigard is sending medical personnel and supplies to the devastated country.

 

They are sending three doctors and a nurse.

 

Angela Pratt, marketing manager for the Christian global health organization, says they are also sending emergency health kits.

 

"We send something called emergency health kids which contain pharmaceutical supplies like first aid, gauze, bandages and antibiotics.  These kits coverthe  basic needs of ten thousand people for the next three months.  They really are large medical supply kits."

 

The typhoon left widespread devastation affecting 4.3 million people.

 

It's feared  t least ten thousand people are dead following the super storm.

 

The country's infrastrucutre was so damaged, supplies are still trickling in to those who need them.


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