More Than $1.3 Million in Needed Medical Aid Sent to Haiti


Devastation after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Displaced people, young girl, living in tent city on church property of Venerable St. Jean de la Mennais Church. 2/4/10

More than $1.3 million in medical aid has been dispatched over the past week to partners in Haiti caring for people in need. As the rainy season approaches, preventing disease and infection among those living in crowded camps and in flimsy shelters is a growing health concern.

Christian Aid Ministries (CAM), which operates medical clinics in Haiti, received this week a shipment of needed medical aid valued at more than $1.1 million (wholesale). The consignment included needed antibiotics, analgesics, wound-care products, IV equipment, and slings and braces for broken bones. CAM staff is making medical mission trips to remote villages to care for people injured in the earthquake who don’t otherwise have access to effective medical treatment.

Child Hope International (CHI), which operates an orphanage and an adjoining clinic in Haiti, is a new partner to Direct Relief. CHI is receiving a consignment valued at $51,740 (wholesale) of medical material to support its care for orphaned Haitian children which includes antibiotics, surgical supplies, anesthetics, and other pharmaceuticals.

Physicians from Sri Sathya Sai, a partner based in India with satellite locations around the world, are staffing a medical camp in Haiti to care for the injured and displaced. Direct Relief has supported their efforts with a shipment of nearly $165,000 (wholesale) in medical material, including antibiotics, medicines to treat asthma, analgesics, anesthetics, and oral rehydration products, and more.

As the recovery phase of the earthquake response continues, Direct Relief is committed to providing the medical materials our partners need to provide quality healthcare for the thousands of Haitians whose lives and health continue to be affected by the earthquake.

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