Haiti team treats Haitian earthquake survivors

HEART TO HEART INTERNATIONAL’S HAITIAN MEDICAL TEAM HELPS SURVIVORS OF HAITI EARTHQUAKE IN AFFECTED AREAS

Heart to Heart International (HHI), providing lifesaving disaster relief and humanitarian aid throughout the world for nearly 30 years, is assisting injured earthquake survivors in the affected areas thanks to its Haitian medical team who has been on the ground in Haiti since 2010.

When the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince on August 14, Heart to Heart International, led by the Medical Director Dr. Laila Bien-Aimé, assembled its team of local Haitian doctors and nurses to immediately respond in the areas impacted by the earthquake. HHI has maintained a health program in Haiti since the earthquake in 2010, and was able to start treating people within 36 hours after the earthquake.

HHI has previously worked in this region of Haiti during Hurricane Matthew and has been connecting with officials and healthcare partners in the area. In addition to treating the immediate needs of the people impacted by the earthquake, the HHI medical teams are prepared for the growing threat of other illnesses that typically accompany natural disasters and inadequate sanitation as well as COVID-19.

The earthquake has left thousands of people dead and injured and destroyed homes and infrastructures including hospitals. The team has been treating patients with fractures, possible infections and other injuries as well as distributing medicine and supplies to local clinics.

“The need here in Haiti is great and a lot is unknown,” said Wes Comfort, Caribbean Response and Recovery Lead. “The patients we are helping have been through so much trauma and continue to experience agony because the past few nights have been very difficult. We’ve had aftershocks and a tropical depression come through with rain and wind. Many people are without shelter and have injuries. Some of the areas are still unreachable because of the mudslides or simply the roads are impassable.

“We are grateful for the dedication and work of our teams on the ground and for the ongoing generosity of our supporters throughout the world.”

From its warehouse in Lenexa, Kansas, HHI has prepared several large shipments that will go out this week including medicines, medical supplies and hygiene kits to the impacted areas.

Preparedness is our strength, and with 30 years of experience responding to sudden onset disasters, we are ready for a crisis exactly like this earthquake,” said Kim Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of Heart to Heart International. “Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti who’ve been through so much and continue to suffer in the wake of another natural disaster. We are thankful that our experience in disaster response can provide qualified resources to help make a difference.”

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Aug. 15, 2021

Heart to Heart International medical team in Haiti responding to 7.2 earthquake

LENEXA, Kan. – In response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14, 2021 Heart to Heart International (HHI) immediately deployed a team of Haitian doctors and nurses to the affected areas.

The team will be in the impacted communities by Monday to assess needs, meet with local community partners, distribute hygiene kits and treat patients. More supplies and team members will be sent as needs are determined.

HHI has had a presence in Haiti since the earthquake in 2010 with a Haitian team that focuses on healthcare and disaster preparedness and provides outpatient and family medicine at clinics throughout the country.

“Heart to Heart International-Haiti is uniquely qualified and prepared to respond to this earthquake because the team is already in the country and able to reach the affected areas almost immediately,” said Kim Carroll, president and CEO of Heart to Heart International.

Many of the staff members have family in the most impacted areas. In addition to the loss of life, the team is sending reports of thousands of destroyed homes and buildings, landslides over major roads, incredibly damaged infrastructure and strong potential for disease and other health concerns because of unsanitary water supplies.

The HHI-Haiti medical team has experience in disaster response. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, an all-Haitian medical team from HHI deployed to Puerto Rico to treat patients in the rural mountain region. The team was successful because they had previous personal experience recovering from natural disasters.

This earthquake is sandwiched between Tropical Storm Fred, which passed over northern Haiti earlier this week, and Tropical Storm Grace, which is on track to pass over Haiti in the coming days. This also is on top of the recent turmoil of President Jovenel Moise’s assassination five weeks ago.

To help those impacted by the earthquake, donate here.

Heart to Heart International is a nonprofit international health organization with its headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas. Since its inception in 1992, HHI has delivered medical aid and supplies worth $2.2 billion to more than 130 countries, including within the United States. HHI responds to natural disasters both domestically and internationally by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers. The organization is a 4-star Charity Navigator charity and is on the “Philanthropy 400.” To learn more, visit hearttoheart.org.

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HHI Responds to Hurricane Matthew

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Hurricane Matthew pounded Haiti with 145 mph winds and 50 ft. waves. The devastation and injuries are significant, and Heart to Heart International is already responding on the south coast of Haiti where the storm was most intense. Our Haitian medical teams are already there providing help to those injured.

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The storm’s tidal surge flooded coastal towns and destroyed homes. 546 deaths & 438 injured as a result of the hurricane.

Our U.S. disaster response team is in Haiti and will provide more urgently needed medical support to the hardest hit areas.

FloodedPictureHHI needs your financial support to mount this response. We’ve sent 6 teams of 8 – 10 doctors, PA’s, NP’s, nurses, EMT’s, paramedics, and social workers in by helicopter since many roads and bridges are impassible. We have helped over 9,000 patients as of October. Our medical teams are bringing the most injured out to hospitals where they can receive lifesaving care. But this is expensive and we need our donors to help us in this response.

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Tragically, cholera has broken out, and our teams are seeing more and more cholera patients each day.

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Emergency Response: Hurricane Matthew – Haiti Recovery

It has now been over a month since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti. We have moved from disaster response mode to recovery. Over 10,000 patients have been treated for injury, sickness, and various other medical needs. Thirty pallets of medicines, medical supplies, and hygiene kits were shipped in by FedEx and are now being distributed. The shipment is helping aid Haitians and improving the health situation. Contaminated drinking water is the number one health concern. Cholera and other acute diarrheal diseases are the biggest threat post-disaster, putting the lives of thousands of children and the elderly in danger.

Cholera Treatment Unit – Marfranc, Haiti

The cholera treatment unit was damaged in the storm and we have it rebuilt.  Besides patching up the roof, most of the items inside need to be replaced to make it a functioning center. We are also restoring the medical clinic that was totally destroyed in the hurricane.

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October 22, 2016 
By: Jim Mitchum

 

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HHI-Haiti has been assigned to Marfranc by MSPP (the MOH) to repair and operate a Cholera Treatment Unit and a Primary Care Clinic. Both facilities were damaged during the hurricane, and we have already sent a repair crew to work on the CTU. After it is repaired, we will hire a Haitian team to run the CTU…expected to take 23 people to run it. Those will be local Haitian docs and nurses (nurses primarily).

The clinic building, more heavily damaged, will take more time and money to return to working order.  In the meantime, we are operating a mobile clinic in Marfranc with a Haitian medical team and will be holding mobile clinics around that commune (23,000 people). The duration of our assignment is 3 months but could be extended.

October 20th, 2016

 By: John Caron

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I’m posting this on my way home from 35,000 feet. What a strange world we find ourselves in where this is possible. Just two days ago our team was running a clinic out of a rustic schoolhouse in a remote area of Haiti only accessible by SUV. Equally strange is that at this time tomorrow I will be working in a modern emergency department back in the U.S. What a glaring disparity in resources and privilege.

Our group’s final days in Haiti were very busy. We split into two small teams before being dispatched to separate and remote locations. The team I was with set up clinic in a schoolhouse in the village of Leon. On our final day we treated around 60 patients.

The last few days in Haiti were a little hectic at times with more challenging cases as we gained access to areas with little or no previous access to healthcare. We came upon diseases which, as a result of easy access to care and immunizations, are rarely seen in the U.S. A patient with tetanus who we were able to start care for before transporting him in the back of our SUV to the hospital in Jeremie. A woman with elephantiasis who we fortunately had appropriate medications to treat. So many others with varying problems, acute and chronic, that hopefully our presence helped.

The people who call Haiti home are amazing.

Resilient in the face of adversity while still maintaining a willingness to smile and laugh. Some of our patients walked as much as five hours to be seen in our clinic. I am humbled by their spirit, resourcefulness and tenacity.

I am honored and grateful to have found myself with an amazing team of nurses, doctors and paramedics. We lived, ate, traveled and worked together in some very challenging and often uncomfortable conditions. Not only did we all get along but we came away as friends. I would deploy again with any member of this team in a heartbeat.

Thank you to Heart to Heart International for making this deployment a reality and making it possible to provide the care we did. An undertaking like this is challenging when you have several weeks to prepare and plan. They pulled it together and put us on the ground in Haiti in a couple of days!

October 17th, 2016

By: Sue Mangicaro

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The HHI medical team is working in Marfranc at the local police station and a church.

They have transported two patients to downtown Jeremie for further medical care, including a cholera patient and a patient with very severe tetanus.

Our staff transportation vehicle also serves as a makeshift ambulance. Even after a week, we are still seeing many injured by Hurricane Matthew.

October 14th, 2016
By: Community Health Workers

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“Marie, a 22-year-old mother of three, lives in small community and had her house was totally destroyed. Marie had extremely bad pain in her chest, and unable to feed her sons & herself, was losing hope. Her twin sons were also suffering from illness. Kore Fanmi community health workers found Marie right before Hurricane Matthew hit. The community workers took her to a medical clinic, where she received care for herself & babies. Everyone is recovering now and doing fine. Special thanks to the Kore Fanmi team! Bring Hope to Haiti!”

Kore Fanmi is a network of multidisciplinary agents that is considered by many experts to be the closest network to the families, helping them to regain their self-esteem, and reestablishing the social pact between services providers, Haitian Government and the communities

“Kore Fanmi” (meaning family support) is a UNICEF and Heart to Heart International joint project in the Sud-Est.


 

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Health Workers Rescue Ailing Mother and Child

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story by INDRA SORIA
Communications & Fundraising Officer

 

Sometimes a helping hand reaches out at just the right moment.

In southeast Haiti, a young woman and her baby girl fell ill.  Both needed to be seen by a doctor, but 18 year old Mélianne was struggling to find help for herself and Robancia, her seven month old child. Not knowing where to turn, Mélianne chose to take natural medicine to alleviate the illness.  It didn’t work.

Weeks passed and the baby was fading, so too Mélianne.  She did approach a clinic but the lines were long and the lab tests were just too expensive.  So Mélianne continued to seek help from her mother, hoping that herbal remedies would work.  Her condition, along with the child’s, worsened.  The situation was dire and both likely would have perished had HHI’s community agents not come to her village and found them both in a critical condition.

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These Multidisciplinary Community Agents are part of Kore Fanmi – a joint project between Heart to Heart International, the Government of Haiti and UNICEF.  The overall job of the CHWs is to connect people living in the remote and rugged southeast of Haiti with existing community services, including health care.  Most recently, these agents have been criss-crossing the mountains of southeast Haiti providing aid in border camps and educating communities about the arrival of the Zika virus.

On a recent community visit, agents discovered Mélianne and Robancia.  Acting quickly, they brought both to a health clinic to be seen immediately by medical staff and arranged for the lab testing to be done for free.

Both mother and child were found to be suffering from severe malnutrition.

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The clinic staff did a full check up and ran additional tests for tuberculosis and other infectious diseases that are common in Haiti.  In addition, mother and child were put into a nutrition program.

The outcome for Mélianne and her baby would have been quite different had the agents not paid a visit to the village and found the mother and child in time.

 

HHI’s Multidisciplinary Community Agents in Haiti work every day to provide access to healthcare for mothers like Mélianne and so many others.

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Zika Virus: Doctors Meet in KC in Response to Global Concern

As part of our continuing response to the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas, HHI has convened a Zika in Haiti Advisory Committee to help guide our actions to keep people healthy in Haiti and beyond.

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Our medical teams in Haiti, along with nearly 100 community health agents, have been busy educating people about Zika, providing maternal health, and issuing insect repellant to pregnant women – all on top of their normal patient-care duties.

We’ve also convened the Zika in Haiti Advisory Committee, a panel of medical experts, which recently met in Kansas City to discuss health concerns related to the growing Zika virus outbreak abroad.

Attending the first meeting:  HHI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rick Randolph and Haiti Medical Director Dr. Jackenson Davilmar – Dr. Lee Norman, Chief Medical Officer with The University of Kansas Health System –  Epidemiologist Charlie Hunt with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment – and Sarah Brown, PhD, Assistant Director of Clinical Pathology Programs with the St. Louis-based Pathologists Overseas.

As the link between Zika and birth defects grows stronger every day, our doctors, nurses and health workers are taking action to protect people.

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En Haïti, HHI répond à Zika épidémie de virus

Heart to Heart International travaille en Haïti depuis près de six ans afin d’aider les communautés les plus vulnérables et les plus isolées à avoir un meilleur accès aux services de santé.  Le travail effectué par nos médecins et infirmières haïtiens ont déjà habilité HHI à déployer des réponses efficaces contre le virus Zika.
L’un des membres du staff haïtien fournit plus de détails ci-dessous…

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Une jeune mère et son enfant visitent une clinique de HHI en Haïti. Le virus Zika est à l’origine de nombreuses préoccupations car il pourrait être lié à de rares anomalies congénitales.

 

by INDRA SORIACommunications & Fundraising Officer
Heart to Heart International

Le virus Zika est maintenant en Haïti. Bien que les symptômes qu’il occasionne soient comme une forme atténuée de la dengue, il ne doit pas être pris à la légère. La fièvre Zika ne se contente pas de causer des maux de tête, des douleurs et des éruptions cutanées, mais il est également lié à des anomalies congénitales et pourrait représenter un réel danger pour les femmes enceintes.

Heart to Heart International n’a pas hésité à prendre des initiatives pertinentes lorsque la menace de Zika s’est fait ressentir en Haïti. Fort heureusement, nous avons une grande expérience dans le domaine – nous sommes habitués à traiter des maladies transmises par les moustiques et parmi elles nous pouvons citer le paludisme, la dengue et le chikungunya.

“Les gens se sentent impuissants contre les moustiques,” a déclaré le Dr Jackenson Davilmar, directeur médical de HHI Haïti, “leurs maisons ne sont pas protégées, et dans leurs quartiers il y a beaucoup de choses qui pourraient favoriser la reproduction des moustiques”.

 

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En Haïti, nous avons développé une stratégie de réponse qui vise non seulement à sensibiliser les communautés ciblées contre le virus Zika  et ses risques, mais aussi à commencer la distribution de produits pertinents, permettant d’éviter la maladie. Étant donné l’ampleur du danger présumé pour les femmes enceintes et le risque de microcéphalie de leurs bébés, nous mettons l’accent sur la santé maternelle / infantile tout en continuant à tendre la main à toutes les personnes vulnérables des communautés où nous travaillons.

Dans le cadre de cet effort, nous sommes en train de réaffecter environ 100 agents bien formés, compétents en matière de santé communautaire afin qu’ils puissent nous aider à combattre la fièvre Zika. Ces agents de santé se sont déjà intégrés dans plusieurs collectivités du sud-est d’Haïti et nous permettent donc d’agir rapidement.

Dr. Davilmar nous dit “Nos équipes sont déjà en train d’enseigner aux patients les différentes manières de détruire les sources de moustiques dans leur quartier et de se protéger contre les piqûres de moustiques. Notre personnel médical fournit également des conseils aux femmes qui viennent à nos cliniques, et leur parlent des risques qu’elles peuvent encourir, tels que nous les connaissons déjà, afin qu’elles puissent être mieux informées.”

Nous sommes pratiquement au début de notre phase de réponse. Mais nous sommes bel et bien en train d’affronter le Zika. Ce dernier risque de se propager rapidement à travers la République d’Haïti. HHI pourra heureusement utiliser notre expérience et notre expertise pour déployer des réponses efficaces contre ce nouveau fléau.

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Vous pouvez nous aider à y parvenir. Les dons peuvent être utilisés d’une part pour fournir des soins médicaux et des conseils aux femmes enceintes qui visitent nos différentes cliniques, et d’autre part pour distribuer des produits pertinents afin que beaucoup de gens puissent être protégés des piqûres de moustiques.

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In Haiti, HHI responds to Zika virus outbreak

Heart to Heart International has been working in Haiti for six years to increasingly expand health care access to remote and vulnerable people.  The work our Haitian doctors and nurses are already doing has prepared HHI to respond to the Zika virus.  One of our Haiti staff members provides more details below…

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A young mother and child visit a HHI clinic site in Haiti. The Zika virus is causing alarm that it could be linked to rare birth defects.

 

 

by INDRA SORIACommunications & Fundraising Officer
Heart to Heart International

The Zika virus is now in Haiti. Although the symptoms are like a milder form of dengue fever, it should not be taken lightly.  Zika fever not only cause headaches, pains and rashes, it is also being linked to birth defects and could represent a real danger to pregnant women.

Heart to Heart International did not hesitate to take action when the threat of Zika arose in Haiti. Fortunately, we have great experience in this matter – we are used to treating diseases transmitted by mosquitos like malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya.

“People feel powerless against the mosquitoes,” said Dr. Jackenson Davilmar, HHI Haiti Medical Director, “their houses are not protected, they have lots of breeding sources in their neighborhoods”.

 

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In Haiti, we’ve developed a response strategy to not only educate communities to the virus and its risks, but to begin gathering materials to distribute to vulnerable people. Given the magnitude of the suspected danger for pregnant women and their babies developing microcephaly, we’re focusing on maternal/child health and reaching out to the greater communities in the areas where we work.

As part of this effort, we’re re-assigning approximately 100 trained community health workers to assist in spreading the word about Zika fever.  These health workers are already embedded in communities across the southeast of Haiti allowing us to move quickly.

Dr. Davilmar tells us “our teams are already instructing patients on how to destroy the sources of mosquitoes in their neighborhood and to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Our medical staff is also providing guidance to women who come to our clinics, telling them the risks as we know them, so they can be better informed.”

We are just in the beginning of this response.  But we’re in front of it.  Zika is likely to spread rapidly across Haiti.  HHI is in a good position to use our experience and expertise to respond to this latest outbreak.

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Zika Virus Concerns Grow; HHI Already In Action

Once contained to the Eastern Hemisphere, the Zika virus within the past year has spread at an alarming rate into the Americas, primarily in South America and the Caribbean.

The virus has typically caused a minor illness, yet Zika is increasingly being linked to a spike in severe birth defects in Brazil, prompting travel warnings for pregnant women and causing alarm across the global medical community. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.

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The Zika virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys.  Since then, it’s slowly moved across Africa into Asia, spread by two species of mosquitos, the Aedes aegypti mainly and the Aedes albopictus. These mosquitos can also spread dengue, chikungunya, or yellow fever.  They’re widely distributed across North and South America and the Caribbean in tropical and sub-tropical climates.  The albopictus mosquito is also found in more temperate climates, including the eastern half of the US.

During the past year the Zika virus has gone global – spreading across the Pacific Ocean, island hopping, and landing on the South American continent.  From there, it’s spread through the mosquito population, mostly impacting the country of Brazil with an estimated 500,000 to 1.5 million people infected, and Colombia with an estimated 20,000 infected, compared to just a few dozen total across the rest of the Americas.

As Zika spread in Brazil during 2015, the northeast of the country saw an alarming rise in the number of cases of microcephaly, a birth defect that results in infants being born with abnormally small heads and brains.  Health experts are working to determine if indeed there is a link between the arrival of Zika and the rise in reported cases of this rare birth defect.

What HHI is doing now

In the US, HHI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rick Randolph, along with fellow HHI board member Dr. Lee Norman, senior vice president and chief medical officer of the University of Kansas Hospital, are convening a panel of experts and working with Dr. Duane Spaulding, HHI’s senior medical advisor in Haiti and Dr. Jackenson Davilmar, HHI’s Haiti Medical Director, to help guide HHI’s response to this new viral threat.

In Haiti, our medical teams are already at work expanding our current efforts to combat mosquito-borne illnesses, and now have added a focus on Zika. As there is no vaccine nor cure for Zika, education is key in keeping infections down.  The process takes place in doctor/patient encounters at clinic sites and in community meetings, as we

  • educate residents to Zika fever – the risks, symptoms and treatment
  • guide people in how to implement vector controls – like using treated mosquito nets and repellant, adding screens/mesh on windows and the need to elliminate mosquito breeding sites like standing water.

Additionally, we’re talking with women, before and during pregnancy, about the Zika virus, the recent developments and possible links to birth defects.

Two years ago, Haiti was hit very hard by the arrival of Chikungunya, a debilitating virus spread by mosquitos, which sickened thousands including several HHI staff members. That experience is helping us prepare for this current situation.  Our permanent Haitian medical teams are already experienced in treating patients with mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya. Now add Zika.

So far, there have been just a handful of confirmed cases in Haiti, though that’s expected to increase.  Our medical staff is already in front of a potential widespread outbreak. Donate to keep us out front.

ZIKA FAQs

Is there a cure for the Zika virus?

There is no vaccine for the Zika virus.  There is no cure.

If there’s no cure, how do you treat it?

People sick with Zika fever should get plenty of rest, drink enough fluids, and treat pain and fever with common medicines. If symptoms worsen, you should seek medical care and advice.

How bad is the Zika virus?

Four out of five people who contract the Zika virus have no symptoms.

About one in five cases results in a minor illness known as Zika fever, which causes symptoms such as a low fever, rash, joint pain, pink eye and headaches.

However…

The Zika virus infection is causing alarm that it may be linked with a few thousand cases of newborn microcephaly by mother-to-child transmission.

I’m pregnant. Should I travel?

First,  consult with your physician.  Second, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says this:

Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women who do travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor or other healthcare provider first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip.

How do people catch Zika virus?

People catch Zika by being bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito – the same type of mosquito that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

What about in the US? 

According to the top heath official at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a major outbreak of Zika virus in the US is unlikely.

 

FAQs compiled from information provided by the World Health Organization, the CDC & the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

 

Community Honors Student’s Life; Raises Funds for HHI

In 2013, a student attending MidAmerica Nazarene University travelled to Haiti on a service trip to work with Heart to Heart International.  The trip affected Quincy Foster enough that she changed her college major to nursing.  Before she could return to Haiti on another trip, she died in a car crash.

quincyThe university’s campus community has long supported HHI, specifically our work to improve health and communities in Haiti.  Students on service trips have focused much of their time and energy in the Cascade Pichon area, a remote region of Haiti where HHI runs a health clinic among other things.  Their recent efforts have helped with the construction of a new school for children in the region.

Quincy Foster died on New Years Day of 2015 in southeast Kansas in a head-on collision with a semi-truck. She was 20 years old.  Foster grew up in Arizona playing soccer with the Phoenix Rush Soccer club and attended MNU on a soccer scholarship.  To honor her memory, a new soccer field is currently being cleared and built in the village.  

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A campaign called LQVE was recently launched (the Q is for Quincy) to share more about the young woman, her passions and her legacy.  The campaign features t-shirts with LQVE emblazoned on the front along with a book written by Quincy Foster’s father as he explores dealing with the loss of a daughter.

Proceeds from the sale of these items benefit both HHI’s humanitarian work in Haiti, the university’s student service programs, and the building of the soccer field.  At last check, the LQVE effort has raised more than $2,000 for HHI in recent weeks from sales of the book.

 

 

Video: Inside a Haitian Refugee Camp

Watch this video to take a look inside the refugee crisis underway in Haiti.  HHI just made a delivery of hundreds of crisis kits filled with food and hygiene items.  There are more than 1,000 people in two camps.  We’re doing what we can to help. Our medical teams are there.  Our social workers are there.

People are in need. We are helping. You can too.

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Learn more about the politics that are causing this refugee crisis and see the living conditions inside the camps.