By Jennifer Browning
Project Medishare is on the front lines in Haiti responding to the deadly cholera outbreak that has infected thousands of people.
Project Medishare has been directly involved in helping stop the spread of this deadly disease by networking with the Haitian Ministry of Health, Partners in Health–through their sister organization Zanmi Lasanté, the American Red Cross and many other partnering NGOs so we can assist as much as possible.
The Ministry of Health has asked Project Medishare for assistance particularly with providing tents and important medical supplies such as IVs, IV starting kits and cots. We are making the large tents that were used at the field hospital available to be used as cholera treatment centers. One of those tents will go to Mirebalais, which is halfway between Port-au-Prince and our community health program in Thomonde.
Cholera cases have been confirmed in Port-au-Prince, however it is believed that these cases were contracted in communities outside the capital. Currently, Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare has made room available for patients suffering from cholera.
This weekend several of our staff traveled to Saint-Marc to assist doctors at St. Nicholas Hospital.
Project Medishare’s efforts are sustained by individual donations. If you would like to help us continue our efforts in assisting Haiti through this grim time, please click here to make a secure online donation today.