As you know, while it’s impossible to prevent natural disasters, careful planning and preparation can greatly reduce their impact. It’s the same reason that we practice fire drills in school: when there is an emergency, we know we’re ready.
With hurricane season approaching, we’ve been partnering with the government, local doctors and nurses, and communities to ensure that they too will be ready.
Here are just a few ways in which we’re improving emergency response:
At the University Hospital in Port-au-Prince, we’re training 100 nurses and 50 doctors on Emergency Medicine. The month-long course will prepare them to work in a hospital emergency department.
Additionally, International Medical Corps has held disaster drills at the three district hospitals of Jacmel, Mirogoane, and Petit Goave.
Using a “train-the-trainer” curriculum, we’ve taught hundreds of first-responders on disaster response. These individuals have provided this training to others, helping to educate schools, churches, and communities on emergency response.
Cholera prevention is a crucial aspect of disaster preparedness in Haiti. Our 7 cholera treatment centers have treated thousands of patients since the initial outbreak in 2010. In addition, our trained community health volunteers are promoting key health education messages, including cholera prevention, within their own communities.
In addition, we’ve carried out an Essential Trauma Care course in Jacmel to provide training for physicians and nurses.
Our commitment to Haiti is long-term; we plan to help build a sustainable health system that can withstand myriad emergencies. Your generosity has made our work possible – thank you.
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