PIH Hurricane Matthew Response in Haiti

by Partners In Health (PIH)
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Summary

Hurricane Matthew was the most severe storm to hit Haiti since 1966, dumping massive amounts of rain accompanied by fierce winds. The storm will cause not only acute illness and injury, but also flash floods, mudslides, and loss of infrastructure. Partners In Health and our Haitian sister organization, Zanmi Lasante, are on the ground responding with supplies and urgent health care for those most in need now and for the long-term.
$50,000.00
total goal
$37,076.00
remaining
67
donors
0
monthly donors
3
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Challenge

Hurricane Matthew brought historic rains, mudslides, and flash floods to Haiti, endangering people who are already living with very little. Subsequent water and food insecurity coupled with loss of infrastructure will exacerbate what is already the world's most devastating cholera epidemic and other chronic health issues in Haiti.

Solution

Partners In Health has been working in Haiti for more than 30 years. We are on the ground providing emergency care as well as ongoing services at our 12 sites around the country. Your support helps us supply urgent health care now for those who will need it most. It will help to staff and supply our clinics and hospitals as they experience a massive influx of patients in need.

Long-Term Impact

Partners In Health is providing lifesaving urgent care across our 12 sites including our emergency room at University Hospital in Mirebalais, reducing tragedy and devastating long-term impact for families in Haiti. In addition to medical care, PIH will increase social and economic support programs, as the effects of Hurricane Matthew exacerbate chronic problems like homelessness, loss of crops, malnutrition, water-born illness, impassible roads, and cholera.

Resources

http:/​/​www.pih.org
Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti
Cholera Cases Expected to Rise in Haiti

Organization Information

Partners In Health (PIH)

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pih.org
Project Leader:
Maya Brownstein
Boston, MA United States
$12,924 raised of $50,000 goal
 
128 donations
$37,076 to go
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