The relief project medi for help started right after the Haiti earthquake in 2010 to restore some of the victim’s quality of life. Its main target is to provide amputees with lower limb prostheses, but it also gives treatment in areas of orthopedics, wound care and lymphedema. With your donation, medi for help supports people in disaster areas, such as currently in Haiti, and restores some quality of life by providing them with lower limb prostheses. Over 220,000 people died because of the tragedy in Haiti on 12 January 2010. More than 300,000 were injured – including many, many children – in the destruction. Thousands of Haitians had to have arms or legs amputated.
As a world leading company in the health market and as a manufacturer of prosthetic modular components, medi is keenly aware of its social responsibility: A few weeks after the disasterlater, the relief project medi for help was up and running; it acts unbureaucratically and free from any political interests.
Today medi for help made it from a spontaneous relief project to a charitable incorporation that offers a formal and transparent platform for partners and sponsors.
What does medi for help do?
medi for help doesn’t just send money to a disaster area, it provides hands on care for the victims. The project organizes volunteers and Master CPOs who make up prostheses free of charge in Haiti and provide support when the patients first start walking. In the medi for help Blog all the volunteers regularly report about their experiences in Haiti.
medi for help’s range of activities grows steadily. Today the project doesn’t just cover prosthetic restoration but also provides support in areas of orthopedics, wound care and lymphedema. In addition the patients are no longer just victims of the earthquake but also Haitians which were injured by traffic accidents or suffer from diabetes.
An important aim is to offer help for the long term. That’s why medi for help also trains Haitian technicians in fabricating prostheses and supports their theoretical education.
medi for help shoulders responsibility. Reach your hand out to Haiti to become part of an international relief project with your donation or your voluntary work!