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Haiti & Visions for the Website

Posted by Marijan Pejic on January 14, 2010 at 10:13 PM

As I'm sure all of you know, a catastropic earthquake struck Haiti. There are estimates of as many as 500,000 victims. I am not sure what words could accurately describe this tragedy.

Here is a video of the actual quake (look at the buildings on the left): Video 1

Here is a video of the aftermath: Video 2

There is a video on the American Red Cross website and information of how you can help.

If you're going to make a donation, I would encourage you to do so over the phone instead of mailing a check (time is crucial). You can also text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the relief efforts (the $10 will be charged on your cell phone bill).

I have read reports of how medical workers from many, many different countries have volunteered to help Haiti. I then wonder and think... if these efforts were all coordinated with all the healthcare workers communicating together, then the efforts would probably be more efficient and more healthcare workers would go help (since they could go in teams).

I hope that as the 100s of visitors turn into 1,000s that this website comes to a point where it could be a major source of help in the uneventful case of another disaster anywhere in the world.


Maki Pejic

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Reply Zoe Haugo
1:52 PM on January 15, 2010 
Several other resources have just been brought to our attention, relating to Haiti. Haiti Partners - at - were on the ground there when the quake happened, and can give updates on the current needs, status, etc.

We encourage any organizations facilitating missions to Haiti (or anywhere else for that matter) to submit a listing to Steven Thiltgen is the contact for posting a listing, and you can contact him directly at if you have any trouble submitting. Steven is in contact with medical personnel eager to help out in Haiti.

Also, Partners in Health - at - are currently looking for medical personnel to go to Haiti. Below is a notice from them.

Thank you to all the medical volunteers out there fulfilling the desperate needs.


Zoe Haugo
Medical Volunteerism Conference Coordinator

From Partners in Health: Medical Personnel sought
for Haiti

Wanted: Surgeons, nurses, and other medical
personnel to help in Haiti

We are deeply grateful for the multitude of
people who have contacted us wanting to provide
medical assistance. As patients flood to our
sites from Port-au-Prince, we're finding
ourselves in need of both medical personnel and
supplies. In particular, we need surgeons
(especially trauma/orthopedic surgeons), ER
doctors and nurses, and full surgical teams
(including anesthesiologists, scrub and post-op
nurses, and nurse anesthetists).

If you are a health professional interested in
volunteering, please send an email to with information on your
credentials, language capabilities (Haitian
Creole or French desired), availability, and
contact information. Please visit our website
for more information at .

As phone lines in Haiti remain down and
transportation and communication are difficult,
PIH is still in the process of determining where
we can set up operations in Port-au-Prince, and
how we can transport patients and volunteers to
our sites. We will be able to offer more
concrete information after these logistical
matters are resolved.

Once again - thank you for your support.
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