Jan 12 – Earthquake in Haiti
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti Is Making a Difference
DESCHAPELLES, HAITI – January 13, 2010 – Haiti has sustained a terrible disaster: a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, the worst in 200 years. As many as 3 million people may have been affected. So far, tens of thousands of people have died.
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS), located 40 miles NW of Port-Au-Prince, was able to withstand the recent devastating earthquake and is currently operating with full staff helping victims. With mass casualty protocols in place, the medical staff is evaluating each patient, performing diagnostic tests and delivering life saving care. Due to the expertise developed over its 54 year history, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) is one of the few institutions positioned to provide timely hospital care for the episode free gems injured. As the flow of people urgently seeking care increases over the next few days and weeks, our resources will be pushed to the breaking point. It is critical that we receive support to help us continue with our mission.