We cannot be more grateful for the support, prayers, and love felt for the Haitian people during this time, as we recover from the latest earthquake and find our way on the other side of another hurricane.
We want to be sure we're keeping you updated on exactly what we're doing, and how we're supporting these efforts. To learn more, visit our real time 2021 earthquake response page, follow us on facebook, twitter, or instagram!
The St. Luke response was immediate, due to the St. Luke SKALA medical team hosting summer health clinics in Port Salut and Camp Perrin.
These trips have focused on the following four objectives:
Immediate medical attention
At Cayes General Hospital, in the areas of Maniche, the more remote area of Rambo, and in Camp Perrin, we’ve been able to treat over 3500 patients
For these patients, we’ve also been able to assist financially with treatment.
helping families rebuild
After the earthquake of 2010, the teams recognize the need to avoid tent cities AT ALL COSTS. Our teams are aiming to help around 500 families with a donation of materials for the construction of shelters in wood and in sheet metal. For example:25 sheets, 20 units wood studs, nails, etc., and also a donation of food packages would be provided to each family. The unit cost for each shelter is approximately $ 1,300 US and $200 US for the food package. In total, we will need $750,000 USD.
promoting Health and Hygiene
Our teams have supported hygiene and community health by providing water filtration systems, hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, Clorox, and aqua tabs, These are ongoing programs that we’re leveraging for emergency response.
We have also strengthened medical programs by previously opening a clinic in St Louis du Sud and continuing efforts to provide access to care in Jeremie province.
providing General supplies
In the days after the earthquake, St. Luke have made several trips to help with rescue recovery efforts, as well as provide food, clean water, and medical supplies in areas- supplying them to local Haitian leaders for distribution.