medi has been engaged in a mission to help Haiti for over seven years. The charitable project ‘medi for help’ makes sure that the support goes directly to those wo need it most – the people. In January 2010, one of the strongest earthquakes in the history of the country cost the lives of more than 200,000 Haitians, while over 300,000 were injured, many of them severly. A short time later, medi for help arrived on the scene and has been providing help for self-help there ever since.
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.
medi for help has already cared for over 6,250 Haitians since the project was founded. An off-road vehicle was bought in co-operation with a local partner to help care for patients from distant regions as a ‘mobile clinic’. The second workshop in Port-au-Prince is a great relief for the population of the capital city who had previously been forced to endure a three hour journey to Deschapelles. medi for help now also provides compression care in Haiti to promote the treatment of chronic wounds and lymph disorders.
An important milestone
The management of the workshop in Deschapelles was transferred to Haitian hands for the first time ever in July 2017. Fabiola Jean Pierre Dorvil is a trained CPO who is driving the project forward with ambition and passion – a striking example that proves that the active help for self-help is working.
medi for help shoulders responsibility. Reach your hand out to Haiti to become part of an international relief project with your donation!