Haiti Earthquake 2010
Zanmi Lasante Mobile Clinic.
Direct Relief communicated with PIH daily after the earthquake, and worked with them to deliver the medicine and supplies they need. Direct Relief staff in Haiti has been pursuing all channels to help Haitians recover from the earthquake, and is working to fill immediate and long-term needs. DRI Assisted Partners in Health with inventory control and resupply of needed materials, which allows PIH staff to focus on patient care.
Zanmi Lasante is Partners in Health's oldest project. It began in 1985 as a small community clinic treating patients in the village of Cange. Today the clinic has become the Zanmi Lasante Sociomedical Complex, featuring a 104-bed, full-service hospital with two operating rooms, adult and pediatric inpatient wards, an infectious diseases center, an outpatient clinic, a women's health clinic, opthalmology and general medicine clinics, a laboratory, a pharmaceutical warehouse, a Red Cross blood bank, radiographic services, and a dozen schools. Zanmi Lasante has expanded its operations to eight other sites across Haiti's Central Plateau. In the last year, Direct Relief has helped equip the newly constructed hospital in Lacolline with donations of beds, exam tables, sterilizers, and general hospital supplies.