Information Launch: Well being Unit Companions with Religion Leaders to Distribute Free Naloxone Kits

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Monday, June 20, 2022 | 4:45 pm | Windsor and Essex County

The Windsor-Essex County Well being Unit (WECHU) was joined by Rabbi Sholom Galperin, Bishop Fabbro, Imam Mohamed, and Reverend George Bozanich this morning to announce a partnership with native religion leaders to distribute naloxone kits to their respective congregations beginning this upcoming weekend.

The well being unit emphasised the affect of substance use and overdose throughout all cultural and religion teams. By collaborating with faith-based organizations they intention to achieve extra networks of people who could profit from studying extra about naloxone or who could also be hesitant to acquire a naloxone equipment for his or her family. Along with the kits themselves, the WECHU is offering movies, assets, and schooling for religion leaders and those that attend their providers this weekend.

The extra naloxone kits in houses the higher off the group might be in accordance with WECHU’s Interim Medical Officer of Well being, Dr. Shanker Nestathurai, “The important thing message is that having a naloxone equipment in your house could present a chance to save lots of the lifetime of an individual. It’s all the time higher to be ready.”

Naloxone is accessible and not using a prescription, or well being card, and without charge from quite a lot of pharmacies in Windsor-Essex County. As well as, quite a lot of native organizations present naloxone kits to purchasers on-site and without charge. Go to for an inventory of pharmacies and areas. These areas present naloxone coaching earlier than giving out a equipment.

Every naloxone equipment contains two doses of naloxone nasal spray, directions, the
‘5 Steps to Reply to an Opioid Overdose’, a rescue respiratory barrier for CPR, a shopper identifier card, and non-latex gloves.