United Health Products, Inc.
(OTCQB: UEEC.PK) wholly owned subsidiary, Epic Wound Care, Inc., which develops and markets products and technologies in the healthcare sector has been recognized as a vendor/supplier by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). United Health Products has provided LDS with initial orders of its HemoStyp™ Gauze that is being incorporated into aid packages for Humanitarian Relief and Assistance.
The Church's Humanitarian Center, established in 1991, prepares emergency relief supplies for worldwide shipment to disaster victims, works to establish a global sense of self-reliance, and offers service opportunities to both church members and non-members. The emergency relief supplies that the church donates typically include clothing, personal care kits, and medical supplies. According to the LDS Humanitarian Center website, it ships about 12 million pounds of shoes and clothing, 1 million hygiene kits, and 1 million pounds of medical supplies per year to relieve suffering in more than 100 countries. When a disaster strikes, the church works with local government officials and other organizations to determine the immediate needs, and sends the necessary supplies and food to the affected area within hours. Missionaries are then sent to help alleviate other long-term damages by assisting injured persons and reconstructing damaged buildings. The church works in these efforts without regard to the nationality or religion of the recipients, and 100 percent of the financial contributions donated to the church by members and non-members are used for humanitarian purposes.
Dr. Phillip Forman, CEO of United Health Products, Inc., stated, "Being chosen by such a reputable organization, to have our HemoStyp™ on the frontlines of disaster and humanitarian relief, is exactly what we were looking for. It validates our wound care products' applications and efficiency in a broad range of markets and situations."
The church has been involved in providing relief aid for victims of several disasters in recent years, including
2010 Haiti earthquake
2011 Christchurch earthquake
, and the
2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
. In 2005 the church partnered with
Catholic Relief Services
to provide aid for struggling families and individuals in Niger, and it has also partnered with
to help victims of flooding in Pakistan. In addition, the church works with local government agencies and other religious and secular organizations such as the
American Red Cross