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Haitian American doctors and nurses working with UM Global Institute in Haiti

January 21, 2010

Members from the Haitian American Nurses Association were briefed about the situation on the ground in Port-au-Prince shortly after their arrival this evening. HANA sent 30 volunteer nurses to work with Project Medishare/UM Global Institute.

By Jennifer Browning

As part of an ongoing partnership with the Haitian American medical community, 30 nurses from the Haitian American Nursing Association (HANA) arrived this evening to assist Project Medishare/UM Global Institute doctors.

Shortly after their arrival, the nursing team was briefed about the situation on the ground. They will be working out of a makeshift hospital which houses 100 medical staff and two operating rooms. The hospital is formed out of two tents that retired Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning arranged to have donated by a party-planning company. Project Medishare/UM Global Institute is treating more than 300 patients at that facility.

HANA nurses will be staying to work with the Project Medishare/UM Global Institute team for varying lengths of time and continue to volunteer on a rotating schedule. Haitian American doctors from all over the United States (Florida, New Jersey, New York, etc) have contacted Project Medishare/UM Global Institute, and some are already working with our team in Port-au-Prince.

Medical volunteers wishing to donate their time and join Project Medishare/UM Global Institute’s relief plan in Haiti should email their name, address, phone number, email, language/medical skills, and availability to haitivolunteers@med.miami.edu.

To support Project Medishare/UM Global Institute in their relief efforts click here to donate to the Project Medishare Earthquake Relief Fund. Know that your donation will be used immediately in our efforts to provide medical relief services to earthquake victims in Haiti today, and for many months to come. Project Medishare has been in Haiti since 1994 and will be here long after the cameras have gone home. We appreciate all the support to help us get the people of Haiti through this tragic time.

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  1. Brenda LeFer permalink
    January 23, 2010 3:26 am

    Arriving In Haiti Tuesday Jan.22. I am Traumafast MediOps with own portable trauma ultrasound machine and medic. Vol of America Southeastern is coming but later but the emergent imaging traige is of the NOW. So that why I come now. Will try to find you guys! Your Doc from Miami willl know what efast ultrasound can do for many emergency traige,Godspeed Brenda LeFer, RDMS How do I locate your facilility.

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