Haiti: medical volunteers urgently needed

Following the earthquake in Haiti last week it is now estimated that in addition to the 200,000 people who have been killed, 300,000 others are in need of urgent medical attention and three million left homeless and starving, 50% of whom are under 18.

In order to try to access treatment, tens of thousands of parent and child refugees are now fleeing from Port au Prince to the northern town of Cap-Haïtien. While Cap-Haïtien has been left largely undamaged by the earthquake it has only one hospital and is therefore unable to deliver the care needed. Without additional facilities many of those who have survived the quake are likely to die.

Jubilee Action’s partners on the ground have been building a hospital in Cap-Haïtien and, although unfinished, it is ready for use and is being used to deliver medical care. However, without medical supplies and staff they can’t save the lives of the men, women and children who are coming  for help. 

A spokesperson said: "We are asking for anyone with medical training – if you’re a nurse, doctor, paramedic or surgeon – to come to Haiti and help. If you're not a health professional do you know someone who is? Even a period of just a few days would be a great blessing."

For more information, please email [email protected] or call us on 01483 230250.

If you aren’t able to provide services then please do consider donating to our Haiti
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