News Release: Student Life

Jan. 15,  2010

Emory Medical Students Find Ways to Help Haitian Earthquake Victims

News Article ImageHaiti is recovering after the worst natural disaster in its recent history. Photo credit: Francois Rollin, student, Emory University School of Medicine.

A group of students from Emory University School of Medicine is finding ways to help Haiti recover after the worst natural disaster in its recent history, and calling on the people of Atlanta to get involved.

The group, Emory Medishare, is planning a fundraiser on Jan. 29 to benefit earthquake victims. Details will be shared once the event is finalized.

Emory Medishare, a branch of the national non-profit organization Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc., sends teams of medical workers to Thomonde in the Central Plateau of Haiti three times each year.

The Emory group was in Haiti in late November 2009 and is planning its next trip this April.

The students help set up clinics in the surrounding villages, train local healthcare workers and assist in the improvement of the healthcare infrastructure.

Emory Medishare students also plan to spend time this weekend working with MedShare, a nonprofit organization that distributes medical supplies to hospitals in countries in need. They will gather at Atlanta's MedShare national headquarters and Southeastern distribution center to sort supplies needed in catastrophes of this degree including, sutures, oxygen masks, surgical steel instruments and orthopedic equipment.

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