Help us support our employees during our first line response to Covid-19.
Every day, our committed employees work to care for the sick in the communities we serve. Now, they need our help. Our organization is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to maintain financial stability and provide day-to-day necessities for their families during the coronavirus crisis.
We kindly ask that you join us in supporting our dedicated employees. Help keep our employees stay safe and healthy while they continue to work with the most vunerable in Haiti.
Anticipated Coronavirus Impact in Haiti and the St Luke Hospital and our community programs response include:
The head of the Covid-19 effort in Haiti is hoping for availability of 3,000 hospital beds. There are actually only 70 beds currently available, of these 40 are provided by St Luke after a quick remodeling of our cholera hospital wing. We are gearing up to provide additional beds, if needed, by making some minor adjustments at other locations available to us.
Since March 16th we have seen:
85 patients on ambulatory consults
35 patients hospitalized
6 Covid Positive Cases, 1 deceased
Staffing $50,000 needed
We have separate staff for the COVID-19 patients. We estimate the cost of full staff for the COVID center for four months to be about $50,000.
Employee Staff at St Luke Center of Treatment of Acute Respiratory Infections (40 bed capacity) include
20 nurses and Auxillaires
20 tech support personelle,.
Equipment and Supplies $20,000 needed
We are desperately looking to be ready with equipment (mostly PPE) to keep our employees supplied in masks, gowns and gloves.
St Luke would like to recognize that we have some amazing local partners who are able to provide us with things like beds, sheets, soap and some medicines, however
~Testing is difficult.
~We have only FOUR available venilators.
~There is almost nothing available on any local market.
Community support remains a vital and central focus of the St Luke programs . Major components of the St Luke programs have always included job creation within our communities, public health education, supporting our employees with food in times of crisis, and food distribution to those in need. COVID-19 funding will help us with these outreach programs in several ways.
First, we can reach into their communities of our by providing 5kg granular chlorox to each of our 1600 employees to be used for for hand washing at their homes/neighborhoods. 1600 x $20/5K = $32,000
Secondly, we can add public distribution of chlorox alongside our regularly scheduled daily water deliveries in Cite Soleil, La Saline, Tabarre, Wharf Jeremie, and Kenscoff by the same amount - another $32,000.
We will continue our timidly started mask production both in our factory as well as with street tailors. Our goal is 100,000 cloth masks at about $0.40 material and labor. This is job creation in a closed economy!
3. Food distribution
Every day, and especially in these unknown COVID-19 times, we recognize the necessity to provide help to vulnerable communities - especially refugee women and children from the gun violence happening around Haiti.
At our Francisville production center we will continue to make pasta and share through gradual distributions. 100,000 kg. US$1/kg = $100,000
Fresh juice from sugar cane can be provided, also shared through gradual distributions. 5,000 gallons. $4/gallon. $20,000.
4. Help to our employees with food
1600 employees for which quantities to still to be determined. $100,000
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All funds received go directly to the St Luke Foundation for Haiti and 100% of the funds are transferred directly to Haiti.