Stories & News from Medical Missionaries

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Shipments of Aid in the USA and Worldwide

Did you know that Medical Missionaries sends shipments of aid to those in need in the USA and throughout the world, in addition to its work in Haiti?

Medical Missionaries sending hurricane relief supplies to North CarolinaIn the USA, regular shipments of food, clothing, and household supplies are delivered to Appalachian “coal country,” including southwest Virginia (particularly to Buchanan County, the poorest county in the state), West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky. By the end of 2018, we had made over 300 trips bringing supplies to Appalachia, along with supplies delivered to American Indian Reservations in the Midwest.

Medical Missionaries collects and distributes emergency relief supplies to those affected by natural disasters in the USA. In 2018, disaster relief was delivered to people affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael in North Carolina. In previous years, supplies were brought to Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Medical Missionaries volunteers loading medical supplies for those in needInternationally, Medical Missionaries sends sea containers of medical equipment, and healthcare and household supplies to those in need and to help build infrastructure in very poor areas of the world, including Cameroon, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, and Syria, in addition to supplies sent to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. By the end of 2018, we had sent over 178 sea containers of supplies worldwide.

Read more about our Shipments of Aid and Hope from Medical Missionaries in recent years.

27 jan 19 @ 12:45 pm 

The Red Cross and Haiti's Minister of Health partner with
St. Joseph Clinic on Cholera Treatment Center Improvements

In response to the cholera outbreak in November 2010 after the earthquake in Haiti, a Cholera Treatment Center was established at St. Joseph Clinic. Doctors Without Borders first put up temporary UNICEF tents that served as an isolated cholera ward, and later built the current Cholera Treatment Center which consists of a cluster of buildings.

St. Joseph Clinic Cholera Treatement Center in HaitiThe Clinic has had only a few cholera patients in recent months, but the Center is still used for patients suffering from any contagious conditions where isolation from others is required.

The Red Cross and Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) are now partnering with St. Joseph Clinic to refurbish and improve the Center.

It is not unusual for another outbreak to occur a few years after the initial outbreak, when villagers’ immunity has worn off, so these improvements will have the region more prepared for any future outbreaks.

This reflects a significant step forward in the future growth and stability of St. Joseph Clinic and its services, as the Clinic is seen and valued as an integral part of the healthcare system in Haiti’s Central Plateau region.

 

 

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