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Hank Asher: Project Medishare and IsraAID doing best work on the ground

  |   Earthquake Response

By Jennifer Browning

Inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Hank Asher in The Huffington Post praised Project Medishare and IsraAID for their successful efforts in medical relief on the ground in Haiti.

Asher donated his plane which was the was the first humanitarian jet into Haiti after the earthquake and has flown many more times. He has been transporting surgeons and supplies to Port-au-Prince, bringing the wounded back to South Florida and providing badly needed logistical assistance to the teams on the ground.

In addition to donating his jet, Asher donated 45 satellite phones allowing Project Medishare/UM Global Institute to distribute them to President Preval for government and Ministry of Health use. The partnering organizations have also supplied satellite phones to Partners in Health and other NGO’s.

In his Huffington Post article, Asher describes the seemingly impossible conditions rescue and medical relief workers face on the ground in Haiti.

“I spent most of my time in makeshift tent hospitals. The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Project Medishare, which had the largest tent hospital, followed by the Israeli Military tent hospital – IsraAID,” Ahser reports. “Both are doing remarkable work and saving hundreds of lives a day. They each are doing a plethora of amputations of septic crushed limbs.”

He goes on to talk about the good work Project Medishare/UM Global Institute and IsraAID are doing. He advises his readers, “If you want your money to go whose on the ground working, send it to www.ProjectMedishare.org or www.IsraAID.org.il – they are there working 24/7.”

Thank you Hank Asher for your support in what Project Medishare/UM Global Institute are doing on the ground for Haiti’s earthquake victims.

To continue our efforts in Haiti, Project Medishare/UM Global Institute will continue to need support in all shapes and sizes. A long road is ahead in helping Haiti go from recovery to rebuilding. If you would like to support Project Medishare/UM Global Institute’s medical relief efforts on the ground click here to donate to Project Medishare’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

If you are a medical professional wishing to donate your expertise with Project Medishare email your information (name, email, address, phone, age, company/organization, medical/language skills, and availability) to haitivolunteer@miami.med.edu.