Navigation Links
Save the Children Partners with AmeriCares to Treat More than 85,000 Haitians
Date:1/23/2010

Connecticut Relief Agencies Join Forces to Deliver Medical Aid

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children and AmeriCares have partnered to bring medical aid to more than 85,000 Haitians affected by the earthquake. Westport-based Save the Children's emergency response team in Haiti has distributed more than 16.5 tons of medical supplies in the town of Leogane and at the general hospital in Port-au-Prince – supplies donated by AmeriCares, the global health and disaster relief organization based in Stamford, Conn.

"The situation is still dire and children remain the most vulnerable part of the population during emergencies of this magnitude," said Carolyn Miles, Chief Operating Officer of Save the Children. "But with the help of our long-time partner, AmeriCares, our health team is getting medical treatment to thousands of children and their families."

"Haitian hospitals had little to begin with, but now they have nothing – no pain medicines for patients with trauma injuries and no anesthesia for patients who need surgery," said Elizabeth Furst Frank, Senior Vice President of Global Programs for AmeriCares. "AmeriCares is proud to deliver lifesaving medicines and supplies to our health care partner, Save the Children. Our work together will benefit earthquake survivors in the days, weeks and months ahead."

With the death toll feared to be in excess of 100,000 lives, the earthquake that rocked the impoverished island nation 11 days ago is the worst in modern Haiti history. Save the Children currently has four mobile health teams in operation and its mobile clinic in Leogane is treating 100 people each day.

Carolyn Miles, Chief Operating Officer of Save the Children and Christoph Gorder, Vice President of Emergency Response for AmeriCares are available for interviews.

See video of Save the Children's medical team in Haiti at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnxNEugr_oI

Please Help Us Respond to the Haiti Emergency by Donating Now

Donate any amount at www.savethechildren.org or by calling 1-800-728-3843 or 1-203-221-4030 OR DONATE $10 BY TEXTING "SAVE" to 20222.

To donate to AmeriCares, log onto www.AmeriCares.org or call 1-800-486-HELP (4357)

Save the Children is the leading, independent organization that creates lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Save the Children USA is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 29 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

AmeriCares is a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization which delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world.  Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $9 billion in humanitarian aid around the world and across the United States.  For more information, log onto www.AmeriCares.org.


    Media Contacts:
    Wendy Christian, wchristian@savechildren.org, 203-221-3767 (w), 203-255-0512 (c)
    Peggy Atherlay, patherlay@americares.org, 203-658-9626 (w), 203-524-2158 (c)

SOURCE AmeriCares

RELATED LINKS
http://www.americares.org

'/>"/>

SOURCE AmeriCares
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds
2. High pollution linked to poor lung function growth in children in Mexico City
3. NYC-area 1st: Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital performs transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement
4. Obese Children Miss More School Days
5. Ultra-Runner to Run 63 Marathons in 63 Days for Children with Incurable Disease
6. Psoriasis Cure Now offers Back to School Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis
7. Researchers estimate about 9 percent of US children age 8 to 15 meet criteria for having ADHD
8. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
9. Practice-based intervention has sustained benefits for children and families
10. 1.5 million children could be saved
11. Annual flu shot cuts need for doctors visits, hospitalization among children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... CloudLIMS, joins ... Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Solution Providers list of 2016 by CIOReview. , In ... Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Solution Providers 2016 has been concluded with. The positioning ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... DKT International, one of the largest ... pleased to release their 2015 global impact data. In 2015, DKT served over ... deaths and 3.8 million unsafe abortions across 21 countries worldwide. , “We ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, ... its new wellness suites . The two 1,350 sq. ft. suites which debuted ... services and insuite amenities, from a custom soap selection and in-suite exercise kit to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... more than fifty years, we've suffered whiplash as each new scientific study seemed to contradict ... nutritional advice – advice that was supposed to keep us healthy and slim. And what ... are considered to be overweight and more than 1 in 3 adults are considered to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Researchers from SUNY State ... Meeting for their work on visual evoked potential and human attention. The article, ... used the Diopsys® NOVA™ ERG and VEP Vision Testing System (Diopsys, Inc., ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... Dutch surgeons have launched a ground-breaking medical ... and treat patients on a global scale. Medical professionals from ... Asia and the US have already signed up for ... in a totally secure environment. Education  "Imagine ... together with a surgeon at Harvard to treat a bomb victim ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... May 23, 2016 According ... Equipment Market by Product (Wheelchair, Scooters, Medical Beds, ... Care, Critical Care, Wound), Accessories (Lifting, Transfer) & ... 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, the patient handling equipment ... by 2021 at a CAGR of 10.5% during ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Fellowship and Internship programs. The hands-on learning experience is ... The full-time, paid Fellowship and Internship ... . Fellows and interns are provided optional housing ... Flint at the Riverfront Residence Hall to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: