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After Hurricane Maria

Emergency Medical Center in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

October 14, 2017 - Puerto Rico

Emergency rooms like Dr. Arthur’s are using the few supplies they have to keep their doors open to those who desperately need medical services. RMF has sent a team to bring some initial medical supplies, as well as analyze the situation and form local partnerships. To learn more about RMF’s proposed program, read more on our initiative page.

Exterior view of the second emergency room. There are large downed trees everywhere here. Fortunately, this one did not land on the building.

Meet Dr. Arthur. He works at the second emergency clinic. He works 16-hour days, often seeing 7–8 patients in an hour.

Dr. Arthur shows us the bare cabinets and details the many medications and supplies they need.

He leads us through a dark part of the clinic. Since it is completely powered by generator, most of the clinic has no lights or AC.

Dr. Arthur has an intense but fatigued look. He leads us through areas of the hospital they cannot use because of lack of power and resources.


Real Medicine Foundation is working to create a relief program in Puerto Rico, and we need your help! With your kind support, we can provide local medical professionals with the supplies they need to effectively treat patients and reach underserved populations.

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