Updated: Haitian Relief Effort

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Information about donating and volunteering to help victims of the Haiti earthquake:

Durham-based Family Health Ministries (FHM) is posting information and updates on its website, www.familyhm.org. FHM operates two medical clinics, one school and an orphanage in three Haitian communities. The program was founded by David K. Walmer, MD, PhD, chief of reproductive endocrinology at Duke University Medical Center.

AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) operates a clinic in Haiti and is providing medical care using a variety of medical professional volunteers. More information is available at www.amurt.orgSteven Landau, MD, of Smithfield, is the NC contact for anyone wanting to help or learn more. Dr. Landau can be reached by email: pashupati@bellsouth.net, or by phone: 919-868-4729.

Some church-based organizations are supporting relief efforts. Horne Memorial United Methodist Church in Clayton, NC has been collecting medical supplies and equipping and shipping them to Haiti.  More details at http://www.hornememorial.org/.

Additional information about donations and providing assistance in Haiti is available from:

 Persons desiring to volunteer for relief work in Haiti are encouraged to read the:  CDC Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for the Earthquake Response, http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/news-announcements/relief-workers-haiti.aspx.


Photos courtesy of UNDP;http://www.flickr.com/photos/37913760@N03/ / CC BY 2.0

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2 Comments

  • E. Preston,MD

    I am a retired orthopaedic surgeon Is there a role for such as us in the Haiti disaster?

  • G Patrick Henderson MD

    I am a semi-retired retired Otolaryngologist. I work as a consultant at a VA hospital one day a week taking care of patients and would like to know how I could volunteer to helpin Haiti.