How You Can Help: Volunteer And Donate Supplies By Partners In Health
We are deeply grateful for the multitude of people who have contacted us wanting to provide medical assistance, medicine and supplies. While we wish we could use all of the support so generously offered, we urgently need the following:
Orthopedic supplies, surgical consumables (sutures, bandages, non-powdered sterile gloves, syringes, etc.), and large unopened boxes of medications. Unfortunately, we cannot accept small quantities, unused personal medications or expired supplies. We also need blankets, tents, and satellite phones with minutes. People with private planes willing to fly medical personnel and/or large quantities of supplies are also greatly needed. To donate any of the above goods, please fill out this form.
We are deeply grateful for the multitude of people who have contacted us wanting to provide medical assistance, medicine and supplies. While we wish we could use all of the support so generously offered, we are currently prioritizing the deployment of surgical teams, for which we have thankfully received multiple offers.
Ideally, team composition would include: 2 orthopedic surgeons; 2 anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists; and 5 nurses (2-3 OR nurses and 2-3 post-op/critical care nurses).
- We will continue to supplement these teams with individual volunteers who have these skills, as well as trauma specialists. We are unable to accommodate any volunteers without significant surgical or trauma training and experience.If your qualifications match our needs, please fill out this form.
In the meantime, please consider supporting the people of Haiti in any way you can, including:
- FUNDRAISE. Currently, our greatest need is financial support. Many of you have already donated to our relief effort, and we are grateful for your generosity. What we ask now is that you continue to fundraise in your communities. Haiti is in need of millions of dollars right now to meet the needs of the communities hardest hit by the earthquake. Any and all support that will help us respond to the immediate needs and continue our mission of strengthening the public health system in Haiti is greatly appreciated. Help us stand up for Haiti now.
- STAY INFORMED. Sign up for email updates from PIH on our earthquake relief efforts and get news from the ground.
- SPREAD THE WORD. Alert your friends and family to the situation in Haiti. Send them to our website for information and ways to help. Organize a fundraiser in your community. Join our Facebook group. Stay informed and reach out to your networks and encourage them to support Haiti in this crisis.