By Jennifer Browning
Among the first foreign doctors into Haiti after Tuesday’s earthquake, Dr. Barth Green, Project Medishare Co-founder, is now helping coordinate international medical relief, and will oversee a new field hospital rising on vacant land in the northwest corner of Port-au-Prince’s international airport. The makeshift hospital will house a medical staff of 100 and two operating rooms. The hospital will be formed out of two tents that retired Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning arranged to have donated by a party-planning company. Project Medishare/UM Global Institute plans to assist more than 300 patients immediately.
Dr. Green co-founded Project Medishare for Haiti in 1994, when he and Dr. Arthur Fournier, a community-health specialist, led a medical reconnaissance mission to the impoverished country to see how the University of Miami might help.
Project Medishare is working closely with Haitian President René Préval to organize all medical teams on the ground and implement a plan to set up field hospitals and triage centers around the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Click here to read the story about Dr. Green in today’s Miami Herald.
To support Project Medishare/UM Global Institute in their relief efforts click here to donate to the Project Medishare Earthquake Relief Fund.