On Saturday, August 14, Haiti endured yet another massive earthquake that killed more than 1,400 people and injured thousands more.
Then two days later, before the dust even settled on the rubble, Tropical Storm Grace began unleashing torrential downpours upon families who lost their homes … and upon the injured still waiting for medical attention.
The total impact of these back-to-back disasters is still not known, but field teams estimate more than 60,000 people will need long-term support — and one of the most significant needs is health care.
How Corus World Health is responding to the Haiti earthquake
Corus World Health has a long history of supporting health care in Haiti, and we are preparing our response to support the urgent and mounting health needs. In addition to injuries, the risk of diseases like cholera skyrocket in the wake of disaster, and the COVID-19 pandemic wears on. Our team on the ground is preparing to conduct an assessment of hospitals in the most affected areas to determine how we can help.
Gifts from our generous donors will:
Help hospitals manage and stabilize heavy patient intake and referrals after the earthquake and throughout hurricane season
Providing hygiene supplies so families can wash their hands to avoid illness
Provide access to safe drinking water to prevent cholera and other waterborne diseases
And much more.
Our mission is to bring health in reach for everyone, everywhere — even to disaster zones where the rain is still pouring. And we need your help!
Will you help us achieve this goal by providing a lifesaving gift today?
Corus World Health’s history in Haiti
Corus World Health has supported health care in Haiti for more than 20 years, focusing on controlling diseases like intestinal worms and cholera and providing schools with clean water and sanitary latrines to keep children healthy. And, after more than 15 years of coordinating national drug distributions, we’ve played a major role in helping Haiti edge ever closer to the goal of eliminating lymphatic filariasis — a debilitating mosquito-borne disease that affects the poorest communities.
Our history in Haiti is also personal. In 2010, three of our staff were trapped under a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince for more 55 hours following the historic January earthquake. Though they were miraculously rescued and sustained only minor injuries, others in their party did not survive. As a result of this ordeal — and the arduous, collaborative work that followed to continue providing health care — Haiti and its people remain close to our hearts.
Let’s put health in reach for everyone, everywhere