| Feb 7, 2024
January 2024 Update: Haiti Earthquake Relief
Thank you so much for your contribution to Partners In Health’s response to the earthquake in Haiti. Your support ensures we remain dedicated to realizing the human right to health care!
Immediately after the earthquake Partners In Health (PIH) and our sister organization in Haiti, Zanmi Lasante (ZL), mobilized a response to this devastating emergency by deploying clinicians and supplies to the earthquake zone, transferring critically injured patients to PIH/ZL-supported health facilities, supporting the emergency response needs of long term partners based in the affected areas, and preparing for the long-term impact on Haiti’s health sector following this emergency.
Now, Haiti is in the midst of another crisis with political turmoil and gang violence endangering the lives of residents and making basic tasks like finding food and clean water a difficult, if not impossible, task.
With 44% of the population facing major food insecurity, the worsening food crisis has left the country with the heaviest burden of hunger and malnutrition in the Western Hemisphere. PIH/ZL has set up mobile medical clinics to address mailnutrition and also provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, vaccinations, and medical care. The mobile clinic team delivered services in the face of enormous challenges, from gas shortages and vehicle issues to gang activity, kidnappings and the personal mental toll. These results are a testament to their commitment and resolve.
On behalf of those we serve, thank you for your support and partnership in pursuit of equitable health systems that can fulfill the right to health care for all.
Partners In Health
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