Needed Supplies

Donate Medical Supplies or Medications

Medical supplies and medications are a continual need for both Amazon Health Project’s expeditions. Amazon Health Project purchases the majority of medicines needed, but they are often low-quality and some things cannot be found in Peru or are extremely expensive. Additionally, many program volunteers purchase or solicit medical supplies or medications from their community and bring them down to Peru, however we are always in need of more.

Amazon Health Project will also be needing a full-range of medical equipment, supplies, and medicines. If you would like more information about donating supplies, equipment, or medicines, please contact Trini Rodriguez.

The following is a list of currently needed items for regular Amazon Health Project operations.

Urgently needed Items

  • OTC cold meds
  • Urine pregnancy kits
  • Thermometers
  • Handiwipes
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • All wound care supplies, esp. sterile gauze and gloves
  • Urine glucose tests
  • Vitamins – Peds/Infant /Chewable/Drops – Adult & Prenatal

Continuously Needed Medications

(please note that all medications should have a minimum shelf life of three months)

  • Antacids and H2 blockers
  • Antibiotic/Amoebicides
    • – topical
    • – oral
    • – optic/gentamicin/sulfacetamide/erthromycin
    • – otic
  • Antifungals
    • – vaginal suppositories
    • – oral: Diflucan tabs, Nystatin S&S
    • – topical
  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Ibuprofen – Adult 200mg/400mg/600mg
    • – peds/suspension
  • Acetaminophen – Adult 325mg/500mg
    • – Peds/suspension
    • – Peds/chewable
    • – Infant/drops
  • Cough & Cold
  • Diphenhydramine hydrochloride / (benadryl) – Adult /peds both needed

Continuously Needed Medical Supplies

  • Dressing tape
  • Gauze rolls – Kling
  • Disposable and metal speculums
  • 4×4 / 2×2 / gauze – sterile and non-sterile
  • Non-sterile and sterile exam gloves, large/medium
  • Oral Rehydration Solution/packets OR Gatorade
  • Oral Syringes to dispense meds to infants and peds
  • Chux/Underpads – protective absorbent pads for use under patients during procedures
  • Dosing Ziplocs, all sizes
  • Kwell/Lindane shampoo
  • Bath soap/shampoo
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Reading glasses
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Long Q-tips
  • IV catheters #22, #20