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Project Medishare - 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Organization:
Facility Type: Medical Facility
Status: Open

Address:
U.S. ADDR: 8260 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33138

Thomonde, Hinche, Port-au-Prince , HT 00000

Region:Haiti, Caribbean
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Main/General Business Number: US contact - (305) 762-6448
Website: http://www.projectmedishare.org/

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Mission: Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc., a 501©3 non-profit registered in the State of Florida, was founded in 1994 by Dr.’s Barth Green and Arthur Fournier from the University of Miami School of Medicine. It is an organization dedicated to sharing its human and technical resources with its Haitian partners in the quest to achieve quality healthcare and development services for all. This mission is accomplished in several ways:

* A continuing commitment to rural communities by establishing and funding sustainable programs;

* Training of Haitian physicians, nurses and allied health professionals’; and

* Providing technology, supplies and equipment to our clinic in Thomonde and other affiliated programs throughout Haiti.

Our History

Dr. Barth Green and Dr. Arthur Fournier founded Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc. in 1994. They assembled the first team of faculty from the University of Miami Schools of Medicine and Nursing to assess the health care situation in Haiti and explore ways in which they could help improve the health conditions of the people in Haiti. Since that first trip, Project Medishare has forged partnerships with physicians and allied health professionals with a strong belief in social justice and that everyone has the right to quality healthcare and development services.





This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

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Project Medishare responds to cholera outbreak in central Haiti
October 22, 2010 by projectmedishare
By Jennifer Browning

Representing the deadliest health crisis since January’s earthquake, a cholera epidemic is reportedly spreading in central Haiti.

The Haitian Ministry of Health today has confirmed cases of cholera in the area surrounding the lower Artibonite region of Haiti. Health Minister Alex Larsen reported that a river running down from the central plateau through the Artibonite region has tested positive for cholera.

Project Medishare’s Country Director Marie Chery reported that the pattern of the epidemic is along the Artibonite River, south of the UN camp located on the road to Thomonde, just past Mirebalais. No cases are yet to be identified in the UN camp.

Hospitals and clinics of the lower Artibonite region are overwhelmed and more than 2000 cases have been reported with 160 confirmed deaths. A few cases have also been reported in Mirebalais.

In our communities in the Central Plateau, Project Medishare is responding with an organized plan of mass education using our network of community health workers, community leaders, school teachers and others.

“We are using the local radio station also to educate on the necessity of treating or boiling drinking water, preparing oral rehydration solutions, and hand washing,” Chery said. “We are distributing liquid bleach, hand soap, and oral rehydration packets. We are also working with the Ministry of Health and other partners to assist in the affected areas in the Artibonite region and the Central Plateau.”

Medical staff at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HPBMPM) has mobilized all resources required to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti. The in-country supply warehouse is currently having specialized cots set aside along with oral rehydration agents, IV fluids, antibiotics and sterilization agents to be used upon request by our programs in the Central Plateau as well as for HBMPM in Port-au-Prince.

“Communication with the Ministry of Health as well as with other NGO’s such as JP/HRO and PIH has been initiated in order to present a coordinated attack on all fronts to contain this potentially devastating epidemic,” Dr. Enrique Ginzburg, Project Medishare’s International Director said.

Project Medishare is also assisting Yéle Haiti, who is currently deploying 14 water trucks in order to provide safe drinking water to the affected areas in the Central Department.

Marie Chery continues to stay in close contact with the Ministry of Health and will be providing regular updates.

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TO DONATE SUPPLIES STATESIDE:

Items can be shipped to our warehouse at this address:

Project Medishare for Haiti
3200 N.W. 119 Street
Miami, Fl, 33167

*If you would like to request a receipt for your in-kind donation send your name, address, email, phone, and a list of donated items to Project Medishare’s accountant, Kettely Joseph at kettely @ projectmedishare.org.

Thank you for your support.

URGENT NEEDS LIST/SPREADSHEET FROM THE SITE:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AsKVsfOKkUjydHFBNDBZVngxSzFmTnBlV0RlSG01YVE&hl=en&output=html&widget=true

http://projectmedishare.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/patients-begin-getting-fitted-for-prosthetic-limbs/

Patients begin getting fitted for prosthetic limbs
March 12, 2010

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Source at: http://projectmedishare.wordpress.com/

Rural Haiti pushes for decentralization of resources as earthquake victims migrate to the countryside

March 9, 2010 by projectmedishare

By Jennifer Browning

This weekend in the first of a two-part article, the Miami-Herald takes a look at rural Haiti and the government’s intentions to look toward decentralizing the country in order to give more power to the municipalities and provinces.

Rural Haiti has already experienced a mass exodus–over 400,000 people have fled to rural areas to seek shelter with family and other relatives. Later this month, Haitian leaders intend to outline a rebuilding plan during a critical aid conference in New York. The leaders are working toward a plan that will incorporate rural areas into the development of the country.

In addition to providing care for earthquake victims at the Project Medishare and the UM Global Institute Hospital in the capital, Project Medishare continues to provide ongoing support to our existing rural programs like the Community Health Program and our Integrated Community Development Program, which includes helping local farmers with better agriculture practices in the Central Plateau.

As resources in Port-au-Prince continue to dwindle, soon there will be another exodus to the countryside. Schools and health clinics will need to be built and funded to accommodate these urban guests who will more likely become permanent residents.

(SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL STORY)

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(FROM THE HAITI PRP/Google Group)

28 January 2010
Össur donates products to relief effort in Haiti

Össur, a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, announced today that in an effort to contribute to the relief efforts in Haiti, the Company will be donating orthopaedic products to help those in need. Össur will coordinate all product donations through Project Medishare (http://www.projectmedishare.org/ ) and the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (http://www.aopanet.org/). Project Medishare is one of a small number of organizations that has direct access to Port-au-Prince airport and medical personnel treating the injured. Össur will be donating products that medical personnel now working in Haiti have specifically identified as critical to aid the injured. Those products include orthopaedic braces and supports as well as prosthetics for the many survivors who have suffered amputations.

“The tragic events in Haiti have left no one untouched. We have a responsibility as an orthopaedic organization to donate products to support the urgent need on the ground in Haiti,” said Jon Sigurdsson, Össur’s President and CEO.

Project MedishareProject Medishare for Haiti, Inc. was founded by Dr. Barth Green and Dr. Arthur Fournier in 1994. They assembled the first team of faculty from the University of Miami Schools of Medicine and Nursing to assess the healthcare situation in Haiti and explore ways in which they could help improve the health conditions of the people in Haiti. Project Medishare is on the ground in Port-au-Prince providing medical relief to the earthquake victims.

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Our Programs
http://www.projectmedishare.org/our-programs/

Community Health Program in Thomonde, Haiti
Integrated Community Health Program
Medical Trips – Thomonde, Haiti
Specialty Surgery Program – Hinche, Haiti
Specialty Surgery Program - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Medical and Nutrition Complex Caporella Family

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SKILLED PROFESSIONALS -

Project Medishare is committed to helping our Haitian colleagues upgrade their healthcare delivery system. If you would like to be a part of this mission by participating in trips, collecting medical supplies to send to Haiti, or volunteering in the office

VOLUNTEER: To volunteer to help the people of Haiti
University of Miami Haiti Volunteer Sign-Up
https://secure.med.miami.edu/volunteer_for_Haiti/

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NEWS -
http://www.projectmedishare.org/news/index.cfm?page=News

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BLOG -
http://projectmedishare.wordpress.com/

FACEBOOK -
http://www.facebook.com/projectmedishare?ref=mf

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U.S. CAT FACILITY Record for Warehouse FL at:
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/4999

Info Source/Changes:
added internal contact
(see full history)

Created At: Sun Oct 24 15:11:45 -0700 2010
Updated At: Mon Nov 08 15:37:17 -0700 2010
Updated By: LTel


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