AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Haiti Emergency Relief
AMDA's relief team (comprised of one doctor, one nurse and one coordinator) has arrived in St. Marc, approximately 60 km north of Port-au-Prince, the devastated capital of Haiti. The team is in collaboration with a Canadian NGO, "CECI"(Center for International Studies and Cooperation) that has their activity base in St. Marc.
AMDA'ss medical personnel are on full schedule to treat the patients at the local Saint Nicolas Hospital. The hospital is inundated with excessive number of patient and surgical operations cannot simply catch up with them. Medical professionals such as surgeons/orthopedic surgeons, anesthetists and nurses are much needed and other nearby hospitals are in urgent need of help as well.
In the meanwhile, Dr. Shigeru Suganami, the President of AMDA, has left for Santo Domingo, the capital of the neighboring Dominican Republic, on Jan. 20th from Japan. Dr. Suganami hopes to meet with the government officials to solidify logistics for incoming AMDA medical teams.