DGHI News: Haiti – 5 Years Post Earthquake

January 13, 2015

Five years ago yesterday, on January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit with an earthquake that measured 7.0 on the Richter scale, causing more than 230,000 deaths and displacing 1.5 million people. The past five years of aid from relief organizations and donor money has transformed Haiti’s healthcare system. However, now that Haiti is no longer considered an emergency location, many of these efforts have ended, leaving a vacuum of healthcare resources. 

But Family Health Ministries (FHM), founded by Duke Global Health Institute associate professor David Walmer, is there for the long haul. FHM’s mission is to “support Haitian communities in their efforts to build and sustain healthy families by developing best health care practices to share across Haiti and other low-resource communities.”

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FHM News

Representatives of the UNC School of Nursing, Rhonda Lanning and Leslie Hackenbracht traveled to Haiti last week with Family Health Ministries. They were in country for the opening of the new Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center. The Center saw more than 50 patients during their first 3 days of operation. It was wonderfulRead More

The Global Health PLUS (Placement of Life Changing Usable Surplus) Program, in association with Duke Global Health Institute, allowed Family Health Ministries to glean hospital equipment from inventory to use for the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center in Haiti. The mission of Duke Global Health PLUS is to make this surplus medical equipmentRead More

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