In preparing for relief efforts for future severe public health emergencies, we use our past performance as both a benchmark and a template. A recent effort stands out as an examples of successful recovery assistance: the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.
After Hurricane Katrina, companies that now comprise Rx Response donated refrigerated insulin, vaccines, antibiotics, antiseptics, non-prescription pain relievers and other drugs, wound care products, surgical equipment, millions of cans of infant formula, tens of thousands of personal care kits, a wide range of other supplies and monetary donations. Federal agencies disbursed emergency aid money and deployed a wide array of services to help victims, as did relief organizations.
Read more about hurricane relief efforts.
With each new severe public health emergency, we learn how to respond more effectively. As new case studies are developed, we will make them available through this site.