Solidarity with Haiti, 10 Years After the Earthquake
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was devastating both in terms of loss of life and utter destruction in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The overwhelming tragedy attracted the world’s attention–for a moment.
But Partners In Health is interested in more than a moment. Our Haitian colleagues immediately responded to the disaster, and continued our decades-long work rebuilding the public health system, alongside our partners in the national government.
With your support over the past 10 years, PIH has built a world-class teaching hospital, launched a mental health program, battled malnutrition, fought cholera, and so much more. While the need remains great, so does our conviction to stand with Haiti.
Measuring the Earthquake's Impact
220,000-300,000 individuals estimated dead.
More than 50 hospitals and health centers collapsed.
Damages estimated at
$7.8 billion (120% of Haiti’s GDP).
Data provided by the World Bank.
WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT HAITI?
Chances are, you don’t have the full story.
STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH HAITI
With your support, Partners In Health has delivered health care in Haiti for more than 30 years, in partnership with the Haitian government. Since the earthquake in 2010:
123 residents graduated, 116 currently enrolled.
7,773 mental health visits, part of a program launched as a direct response to the earthquake.
21 nurse anesthetists trained, all currently working in Haiti.
Shop for gifts that save lives.
One safe childbirth
- A safe, facility-based birth, with a skilled clinician to manage emergencies, saves mothers’ lives.
- Your gift of $660 ensures our staff and facilities can be ready for any eventuality.
One remote community mobile clinic
- Mobile clinics allow our teams to travel to the most remote communities we serve to provide health care that saves lives.
- Your $210 gift provides the staff, stuff, and support we need for this vital outreach.
One month of malnutrition care
- In Haiti, starvation takes an especially cruel toll, leaving 1 in 5 children malnourished. The results are devastating: stunting, cognitive disabilities, even death.
- Your $180 gift helps provide a child with daily doses of Nourimanba, a peanut-based and vitamin- and mineral-enriched supplement that can reverse malnutrition.
News From Haiti
University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, received formal accreditation from an international oversight group this week, affirming that the hospital’s medical education and residency programs meet the highest global standards—and causing Dr. Paul Farmer to reach for a seat. “There’s a Haitian expression—news that demands a chair,” said Farmer, Partners In
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was devastating, killing nearly 300,000 people and injuring hundreds of thousands more. The disaster’s impact on the medical community was swift, and would be felt over the long term. The nursing school in Port-au-Prince collapsed during its afternoon session, killing every third-year nurse and instructor within. The
Dr. Linda Rimpel said two of the most important questions about lifesaving care—where are you when you have an emergency, and what can be done for you—are, all too often, much too closely connected. “Emergencies happen everywhere in the world, but they are not treated equally,” Rimpel, chief of
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