Health
 Haiti
Project #4567

Medical Supplies for Hospitals in Haiti

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance
Vetted
Oct 18, 2011

October 2011 Update

VIDA Haiti
VIDA Haiti

VIDA is continuing to support grassroots efforts to bring medical care to the poorest and worst-affected areas of Haiti. 

VIDA supported supported the second trip of a medical team headed by Haitian born physician, Alix J.Magloire who is the Chief of Medicine at the Oakland Veterans Administration Clinic. Dr. Magloire, and two other Haitian born physicians are working at a healthcare center in Cayes Jacmal. They are treating people for infectious diseases such as malaria, gastrointestinal disease, cardiac, metabolic diseases and orthopedic issues. Infectious diseases run rampant due to poor infrastructure and clean water. The doctors brough additional endoscopy, ultrasound, anesthesia, ECG and dialysis machines on their visit.

VIDA also support a local women's group which travel to Haiti in September.  They brought over 30 suitcases of medical supplies to benefit an orphonage in Port au Prince

Our efforts continue to evolve and will be long term.

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Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Emeryville, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.vidausa.org
Project Leader:
Patti Mangan
Board of Directors Member
Emeryville, California United States

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