In June, Project Medishare moved out of the tent hospital and into Bernard Mevs Hospital as part of a partnership to not only operate the only critical care hospital in Haiti, but to provide medical training to the hospital’s predominantly Haitian medical staff.
No where else in Haiti is there a hospital that can provide critical and trauma care. Bernard Mevs/Project Medishare also runs the only PICU/NICU in Haiti.
Within the short month that Bernard Mevs joined Project Medishare in this partnership, lives continue to be saved and Haitian doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are receiving additional training so that one day they can run this hospital without our assistance.
As Drs. Jerry and Marlon Bitar told CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, funding is desperately needed to continue operations at the only critical care hospital in Haiti. If Project Medishare does not receive funding by September, there is the reality that operations at the hospital will have to shut down. While Bernard Mevs would still operate as a hospital, it would not be able to function in critical care meaning many lives will be lost.
Project Medishare realizes that many of our supporters contributed quickly and generously after the earthquake, but we desperately need funding to continue to save lives in Haiti. Please click here to show your support by making a donation online today.
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