EDMONTON (Alberta), June 24, 2021 – The world is still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for masks and other personal protective equipment is still at an all time high. PRIMED, a leading Canadian manufacturer and supplier of PPE has pledged to donate 38 million masks, a mask from every Canadian, to help countries around the world in their fight against COVID-19. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PRIMED has been focused and successful in ensuring a consistent and secure supply of PPE across the Canadian healthcare system.
“We are proud to work with our partners Traffic Tech and GlobalMedic to ensure that these masks reach those who will benefit most.”
“While Canada and many nations are starting to win the battle against COVID, many countries worldwide are still in the middle of serious COVID-19 outbreaks and the availability of high quality PPE is necessary to provide essential protection” commented David Welsh, President & CEO of PRIMED Medical Products. “We are proud to work with our partners Traffic Tech and GlobalMedic to ensure that these masks reach those who will benefit most.”
This donation will be supported by Traffic Tech, who will pack all the masks, prepare them for shipping, and manage all the logistics associated with the donation.
GlobalMedic will be facilitating the distributions to healthcare workers around the world. 20 million masks will be distributed in India to help the country’s fight against the virus. Additionally, masks will be sent to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Syria and Yemen. Masks will also be distributed to developing countries in the Caribbean and South America including the Bahamas, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Guyana.
On Thursday June 24, 2021 PRIMED, GlobalMedic and Traffic Tech will be hosting an event to launch the start of the project.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra will join PRIMED, GlobalMedic and Traffic Tech to acknowledge the importance of this donation to the Global Community.
Members of the media are invited to attend at 9:15 am EDT Thursday June 24, 2021. PRIMED and GlobalMedic staff will be available for interviews.
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Date and Time:
Thursday June 24, 2021
Jennifer Cliff, Communications Manager, PRIMED
Rahul Singh, Executive Director, GlobalMedic
About PRIMED Medical Products
Founded in 1995, PRIMED Medical Products is a Canadian manufacturer of medical personal protective equipment. PRIMED manufacturing facilities are ISO certified and undergo regular audits by international regulatory and certification organizations. PRIMED’s high quality, medical products are used in virtually every hospital across Canada and in healthcare facilities throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Their product offering spans medical, surgical and infection control products including, protective apparel and wound care.
GlobalMedic is a registered Canadian charity that runs capacity building programs and provides disaster relief services to large-scale catastrophes around the world. GlobalMedic has responded to 234 disasters in 77 countries, including earthquakes in Ecuador, Haiti, Japan and Nepal; tsunamis in Japan and Sri Lanka; typhoons in the Philippines and Taiwan; hurricanes in Grenada and Guatemala; cyclones in India, Myanmar, Vanuatu and Mozambique; floods in Bangladesh, Mexico and Pakistan; drought and famine in Kenya and Mauritania; epidemics in Liberia and Sierra Leone; and complex emergencies in Gaza, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.
About Traffic Tech
From our beginnings in 1986, Traffic Tech has grown into one of the World’s leading logistics providers. With our Global headquarters in Chicago, IL, Traffic Tech has built an excellent reputation by using a vast array of resources to match freight needs with carrier availability. We offer a full suite of supply chain and transportation solutions that include all surface transportation services (LTL, FTL, and inter-modal), worldwide international service (Air and Ocean,) distribution, warehousing, freight management and supply chain consulting. Traffic Tech Inc. has expertise in complete logistical solutions at both a tactical and a strategic transportation management level.
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