SOURCE: Wake Pharma US

Wake Pharma US

February 17, 2010 01:00 ET

WakePharmaUS Sends Doctors, Wound Care Specialists, and Wound-Be-Gone to Haiti to Assist Relief Efforts

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - In response to the recent earthquake in Haiti, WakePharmaUS, in conjunction with The Relief Foundation and The Red Cross, have sent a volunteer group comprised of 100 translators, religious leaders, surgeons, nurses, construction teams, and trained psychologists to assist with continuing relief efforts. WakePharmaUS has also provided a massive in-kind donation of its revolutionary new product, Wound-Be-Gone, to help treat both acute and chronic wounds. This "Wound-Be-Gone-Entourage" is the first of its kind to be dispatched with relief efforts focused strictly on wound care and management. As an international company with strong global family ties, WakePharmaUS has made an impact with its breakthrough product Wound-Be-Gone by focusing on the promotion of wellness rather than the treatment of disease. The current situation in Haiti is no different.

Dr. Macy Hall, Jr., Board Member, Reconstructive Surgeon, and Wound Care Specialist from Washington, DC explains:

"The WakePharmaUS family is saddened by the recent catastrophe in Haiti. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims. With some reports estimating over 100,000 deaths and 250,000 injuries, there must be an immediate plan of action. A catastrophe in a nation where over 85% of the population lives in poverty is exponentially devastating due to the lack of healthcare education and access to proper lifesaving techniques. We need to treat the injured as quickly and efficiently as possible, in order to have the most impact, prevent disease, and conserve resources."

While experts point out that victims are most likely to survive if rescued within 48 hours, the ongoing treatment and care required to keep those survivors healthy is intensive. Often, highly experienced rescue and relief teams have difficulty remaining useful. The Wound-Be-Gone-Entourage was designed with that issue in mind. By deploying the Entourage after the initial emergency relief efforts, their purpose remains focused on the promotion of wellness through treating and educating survivors in order to promote self-sufficiency.

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