Health
 Cuba
Project #12012

Hurricane Sandy Relief for Santiago, Cuba

by Global Links
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Summary

Hurricane Sandy directly hit Cuba's second largest city, Santiago- flattening homes, hospitals and schools and affecting over one million people. Global Links is partnering with MEDICC and PAHO/WHO to help the damaged hospitals recover and continue providing health services. Your donations will help Global Links ship medical materials for the hospitals and medical school, which was flooded by the hurricane.
$25,860
total raised
194
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Hurricane Sandy caused extensive flooding in eastern Cuba. Many hospitals in Santiago, as well as in Guatanamo, Granma, and Holguin were severely damaged. The medical school was flooded and all library materials were lost.

Solution

This fund will support relief shipments of medical materials that will address the needs of the principal hospitals and medical school that were damaged during the storm. Global Links is working with the Pan American Health Organization/WHO and MEDICC to determine what materials can be provided in the short and long-term to support recovery of health services in the affected facilities.

Long-Term Impact

By replacing hospital furnishings and equipment damaged by the storm, and by providing medical supplies, the medical staff will be able to restore health services for their patients. THe major provincial hospitals affected serve a population of over 1 million people, the second most populous city in Cuba.

Resources

http:/​/​www.globallinks.org/​
One of our partners, MEDICC
One of the project's partners

Organization Information

Global Links

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globallinks.org
Project Leader:
Angela Garcia
Deputy Director
Pittsburgh, PA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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