Donations going immediately to earthquake relief
By Jennifer Browning
Project Medishare/UM Global Institute wants to assure all donors that funds collected since Tuesday are being used immediately and for earthquake relief.
Project Medishare, partnering with University of Miami Global Institute for Community Health and Development, were the first medical team on the ground in Haiti after the 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. Project Medishare/UM Global Institute on Wednesday brought in U.S. doctors along with medical supplies. The have been rotating teams and supplies in and out of Haiti since then.
Right now Project Medishare/UM Global Institute has 87 doctors on the ground working in two makeshift trauma units at UN Headquarters at the Port-au-Prince airport.
Project Medishare Executive Director Ellen Powers is currently coordinating Project Medishare /UM Global Institute efforts on ground in Haiti. She has asked for doctors wishing to come help the Project Medishare team, to not arrive today.
” We have 87 medical professionals on ground,” Powers said. “But there is no place to sleep, nor is there food or water so wait until we send the green light to send more doctors down. There will be need for long time to come, but we are not able to take more doctors today.”