Several of Direct Relief’s partners from around the world have offered aid in support of our emergency relief work in Haiti. Some who had been expecting large shipments of medical supplies have asked that they be redirected to Haiti. Others have pledged cash support. This extraordinary generosity, from those with limited resources deserves to be highlighted.
The, Pakistan Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Services, (PIPOS), Pakistan’s primary prosthetic treatment center and amputee hospital, has contributed financial resources to aid our efforts., After the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, PIPOS was the only prosthetic organization to remain open, so they know the dire needs of medical agencies immediately following a large disaster.
The Bush Hospital Foundation (BHF) (working in Sub-Saharan Africa) was founded by Direct Relief’s International Medical Advisor Dr. Mike Marks and is contributing financial support for Haiti relief. Guyana Medical Relief (GMR) has pledged financial support. GMR is, a group of Guyana ex-patriates who support a network of eight public and private hospitals in Guyana, as well as the Ministry of Health. PRASAD Chikitsa, (Bhiwandi, Wada, and Vasai regions in India) has referred their partners wanting to make a contribution to Direct Relief. In 2004 we assisted in their recovery and relief efforts following the tsunami. Likewise, God’s Child Project, is recommending that, its partners who want to contribute to the response efforts donate to Direct Relief. God’s Child is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that provides medical support and education for street children and their families in Guatemala and elsewhere.
Leveraging our collective resources and support, Direct Relief and its 1,400-strong partner network will better be able to help Haitians in extreme need.