By Jennifer Browning
Yéle Haiti announced Monday that they are providing a grant to Project Medishare for Haiti in support of the purchase of a 16-slice CT Scanner with its own trailer and generator power source. This unit will be shipped to Haiti within the next few weeks and will provide the first high resolution scanning available on the island to all patients regardless of their financial resources.
This equipment will be installed at Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Hospital in Port-au-Prince, a non-profit institution working closely with the Haitian Ministry of Health. Project Medishare and Yéle Haiti are reaching out to other potential donors and partners in this venture.
A unique opportunity exists for potential donors to provide a matching gift of $500,000. A $1 million total budget will enable Project Medishare to provide Haiti with three more scanners allowing Project Medishare to provide CT Scanners to the General Hospital/HUEH, Hospital Universitaire de la Paix in Port-au-Prince and Justinien General Hospital, a public hospital in Cap Haitien.
These CT scanners will provide technology that will allow rapid diagnosis and effective treatment to prevent unnecessary deaths from major heart attacks, strokes, major trauma and maternal emergencies. This desperately needed technology will be integrated into Project Medishare’s training and education program for Haitian healthcare workers, ensuring creation of infrastructure and sustainability necessary for the long-term health of our Haitian neighbors.
Project Medishare is grateful to Wyclef Jean and Yéle Haiti today for this generous gift and is looking forward to cooperatively raising matching funds to make this life saving technology available to more of the 10 million Haitians and visitors who occupy this island nation now and in the future.
“It’s important that Project Medishare and Yéle Haiti are partnering at this time to provide the Haitian people with life saving technology that will be operational within a few weeks,” Dr. Barth Green, president and co-founder of Project Medishare said. “On the six month anniversary, Project Medishare and Yéle Haiti are working together in a promise to continue improving access to healthcare for all Haitians.”