We’ve all been watching as COVID-19 stretches and strains even the strongest healthcare delivery systems around the globe. Imagine facing the possibility of a tidal wave of Coronavirus patients in an area that has minimal PPE, few sources of oxygen, and almost no ventilators. This is the reality in many low-middle income countries like Haiti.
Our small but mighty Haitian team has been doing everything possible to coordinate efforts in Northern Haiti by disseminating provider care kits via our Equipping the Caregivers Program and ensuring critical equipment for patient care and monitoring is being installed with proper training.
To date our team has disseminated 115 kits to physicians and nurses in critical rural areas that are extremely lacking in resources. In addition, they have helped disseminate valuable oxygen therapy supplies and PPE through The Haiti Health Network to both public and private healthcare facilities in the region.
The larger reference hospitals are preparing for more critical cases and are upgrading their ERs and establishing ICU beds to care for the critically ill. Our Haitian leaders have organized and led efforts to get critical patient monitoring equipment installed into seven facilities to help care for these patients.
At times like this, when we are limited in our ability to travel and connect, it has been a huge blessing to watch our Haitian team serve so well! Thank you Covksy, Mario, and Evenel for all you do!
To learn more about these efforts, you can reach out to The Dalton Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.