Haiti Disaster

By Yolanda Ogbolu | 14 Jan, 2010 Last edited by Sophie Beauvais on 14 Jul 2010

I am hoping to obtain information on efforts of global health nursing during the current crisis in Haiti. How is your organization participating in helping, specifically mothers and children in Haiti, and what opportunities exist for other organizations to collaborate?



Amy Madore Replied at 11:52 AM, 15 Jan 2010

Dear Yolanda and Fellow GHDonline Members,

Thank you for sharing your interest in learning more about the relief efforts and how you can get involved. Please see the list of resources below and feel free to respond with additional links and information that fellow community members might find helpful.

* In collaboration with the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), the California Nurses Association (CAN) has organized a call-to-action to RN volunteers: www.calnurses.org/rnrn/rnrn-volunteer-form.html
I think that these opportunities are exclusive to California- or at least US-trained nurses, but we will continue to be on the lookout for options outside of the US. You might consider contacting someone at CNA or RNRN to see if they’ve been in touch with international organizations that are also coordinating nurse volunteers.

For other updates on relief efforts and how you might contribute:

* Médicins Sans Frontières: http://www.msf.org/
* Center for International Disaster Information : http://www.cidi.org/
* International Committee of the Red Cross: http://www.icrc.org/eng
* Partners In Health needs assessment and updates: www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti
* For more information about the Haiti Earthquake Alliance that Yéle Haiti has organized: http://www.yele.org/
* Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti: www.hashaiti.org/
* Global Health Council provides a long list of organizations working to support relief efforts: www.globalhealth.org/news/article/11897#help
* ActionAid: www.actionaid.org.uk/102264/actionaid_sending_emergency_response_team_to_hait...
* Oxfam: www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2010-01-15/oxfam-teams-haiti-initiati...
* ONEXONE: www.onexone.org/haiti.php
* Airline Ambassadors: www.airlineamb.org/
* Pan American Development Foundation: www.panamericanrelief.org/
* Extensive list of organizations and foundations raising funds to support efforts: http://president.harvard.edu/news/100114_haiti.php
* Updates and opportunities are also being posted regularly on the Global Health Delivery Project’s website: http://globalhealthdelivery.org/2010/01/help-haiti/

Sophie Beauvais Replied at 8:43 PM, 31 Jan 2010

This website provides the most recent updates and lots of resources to efforts in Haiti: http://haiti.oneresponse.info

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