Let’s Send This Ambulance To Haiti
This ambulance is stocked with medical supplies and ready to be shipped to Haiti.
I am Holly Manoogian, Executive Director of Homeopaths Without Borders. I met Dr. Joey Prosper just before the Chikungunya epidemic spread throughout the country of Haiti over seven years ago. Since then we have worked together—offering assistance during other local epidemics; providing care to thousands of people in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew; offering community clinics in remote regions of the country; and visiting orphanages and state-run schools—all to serve those without local access to healthcare and medical practitioners. One thing is clear, Dr Joey and his medical teams are relentless about providing medical care to those most in need.
One of the leading causes of poor outcomes for people in Haiti is accessibility to professional healthcare and medicines. This donated ambulance is loaded and ready to be shipped to Haiti BUT we need your help!
Whether there is a natural disaster, motor vehicle accident or fatal disease outbreak, having an extra ambulance is guaranteed to save lives in Port au Prince Haiti (PAP), a city of 2.6 million inhabitants. PAP has the highest rate of registered trauma cases per capita in the Western Hemisphere and yet the least number of ambulances ready to transport and provide rapid medical assistance in the case of a medical emergency. Dr Joey has said it is common in Haiti for people to be transported in a wheel barrow or the back of a pickup truck to get to a hospital.
100 percent of the funds received in this campaign will go toward the cost of shipping this ambulance to Haiti.
The current political turmoil in Haiti has made access to medical care even more challenging. Dr Joey explains that this has put even more strain on the demand for doctors. Many of the public and private hospitals are closed or have very limited services. In the provinces, many medical practitioners are no longer able to reach their clinics due to massive protests and safety during travel. This ambulance will allow medical teams to reach and provide care to thousands.
Pitch in what you can today – a little change makes all the difference.