AMDA Emergency Bulletin VI: Haiti Emergency Relief
As of Jan. 27th, AMDA has dispatched its relief teams to Gonaives, approximately 120km northwest of Port-au-Prince, and Jimani, the town at the Dom.Rep-Haiti border.
In Gonaives, orthopedic surgeons from AMDA Colombia and nurses from AMDA Canada are actively working in two local hospitals, 1) Hospital de Secours des Gonaives (next to UN Compound where AMDA team is accommodated), and 2) Saint Dyagnostik Entegral Raboto.
To complement the short supply in medical equipments such as external fixations, plates and screws for orthopedic treatments, AMDA's logistic team in Santo Domingo will be delivering these items shortly through CCISD, its collaborating organization in Haiti.
While updated information is awaited from Jimani, one coordinator from AMDA Peru will leave Santo Domingo for Jimani on Jan. 27th. At the same time, a coordinator from AMDA Headquarters as well as two doctors from AMDA Nepal will be arriving in Santo Domingo on Jan. 27th and 28th respectively.
At AMDA's Headquarters in Japan, AMDA's President, Dr. Suganami, who had just arrived from Santo Domingo on Jan.27th, will hold a meeting with officials for further initiatives.