Sterilizing Equipment Sent to Port-au-Prince Today

Eight Midmark autoclaves are on their way to Partners in Health’s facility in Port-au-Prince, dispatched today from Direct Relief’s warehouse. J/P Haitian Relief Organization is delivering the sterilizers to PIH’s facility, and has been sending teams of doctors to Haiti with compact, targeted provisions of medical aid via chartered plane.

Valued at $15,000 (wholesale), the autoclaves have untold value in preventing infection in patients. Sterile medical and surgical instruments enable doctors to provide better, cleaner care for the huge numbers of people injured in the Haiti earthquake.

This targeted provision is designed to meet the immediate needs of our partners who are on the front lines caring for patients.