Direct Relief is deploying a consignment of medical aid tomorrow for The Socio-Cultural Movement of Haitian Workers (MOSCTHA), a partner based in the Dominican Republic. MOSCTHA sent its medical van to the border region Sunday to serve as a mobile medical clinic for refugees from Port-au-Prince.
The consignment, valued at more than $176,000 (wholesale), includes broad-spectrum antibiotics, wound-care supplies (gauze, tape, bandages) orthopedic supplies, basic medical supplies (exam gloves, masks, syringes and needles), and personal care products (toothbrushes, soap).
MOSCTHA, a nonprofit organization, provides medical care and comprehensive health programs in shanty towns and border areas. Part of its mission is to provide the most vulnerable populations with comprehensive health services with the highest level of quality in a timely and efficient manner.
Direct Relief is collaborating with partners outside the quake damage zone to deliver medical aid to the injured as efficiently as possible. A humanitarian corridor from the Dominican Republic to Haiti has been established to facilitate aid delivery, which is critical in the face of extensive damage in Port-au-Prince.