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Haitian Earthquake Aid through Partners in Health

Posted Jan 13 2010 12:00am
Photo by Daniel Morel, Haiti

Photo by Daniel Morel, Haiti

Photo by Daniel Morel, Haiti

Photo by Daniel Morel, Haiti

Those looking for means to get help quickly to the people of Haiti, devastated by an earthquake, should consider an emergency donation to Partners in Health.  PIH has a long track record of providing excellent health care directly to the people of Haiti.  It has personnel in the country, and facilities available to provide help.  From a recent bulletin on the PIH web site:

In an urgent email from Port-au-Prince, Louise Ivers, our clinical director in Haiti, appealed for assistance from her colleagues in the Central Plateau: “Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS… Temporary field hospital by us at UNDP needs supplies, pain meds, bandages. Please help us.”

With our hospitals and our highly trained medical staff in place in Haiti, Partners In Health is already mobilizing resources and preparing plans to bring medical assistance and supplies to areas that have been hardest hit. In Boston, our procurement and development teams are already fielding numerous offers of support and making arrangements to deliver resources as quickly as possible to the places where they are needed most.

Donations can be made on-line through the PIH web site.  PIH has a long history of providing health care directly to the neediest in Haiti.   Some background from the web site:

PIH was founded in 1987, two years after the Clinique Bon Sauveur was set up in Cange, Haiti, to deliver health care to the residents of the mountainous Central Plateau. PIH co-founders had been working in the area for years. The Clinic was just the first of an arc of successful projects designed to address the health care needs of the residents of the poorest area in Haiti. In the 20 years since then, PIH has expanded its operations to eight other sites in Haiti and nine additional countries and has launched a number of other initiatives.

If you’re looking for a trustworthy organization able to immediately turn donations into direct assistance to Haitians, think of PIH.

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