EARTHQUAKE RELIEF: Project Medishare makes long-term relief plans
By Jennifer Browning
Project Medishare/UM Global Institute was the first medical trauma team on the ground arriving Wednesday afternoon. Currently, the team has been working at UN Headquarters set up at the Port-au-Prince airport. Here, at a makeshift hospital, the organizations’ medical trauma teams have been working under difficult situations to treat those injured in Tuesday ‘s earthquake.
For now the focus is on rescue and treating those at the trauma clinic. Cash donations allow Project Medishare/UM Global Institute to purchase whatever is needed to save lives immediately.The next phase will be recovery. Funds will be needed to sustain operations on the ground because many of those injured will require ongoing treatment and care for weeks and months ahead. Eventually, we will enter a third phase of rebuilding.
Project Medishare has been working in Haiti since 1994 and will be there for years to come after all of the cameras have gone home. Before the earthquake hit, there were not enough hospitals and clinics in Haiti. Now many have been destroyed, so rebuilding will require significant financial resources.
If you would like to donate to Project Medishare’s Earthquake Relief Fund click here. Know that the donation you just made will be used immediately in our efforts to provide medical relief services to earthquake victims in Haiti today, and for many months to come.