Update from Port-au-Prince, Haiti
February 2, 2010
Dr. Martina Fuchs and Michael Lear
Real Medicine Foundation will open its first clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3! Patients have already been lining up yesterday when they saw first signs of cleaning, carpentry, stocking medical supplies in a 2-story building in Pernier 19, Port-au-Prince. We’ll have 3 examination rooms on the first floor as well as waiting and triage area, and 3 examination rooms on the second floor – pediatrics, internal medicine, minor surgery, OB/Gyn including deliveries and day beds. We’ll also have our own lab and will provide rehabilitation, physical therapy and prosthesis outreach for the many amputated earthquake victims. Lab equipment and Ob/Gyn exam table are being secured in Santo Domingo, DR, with the generous support of our angel, Mirtha Cabral. We are working in collaboration with The Jimani Project group in Haiti and are very excited about this new partnership. Everyone has been fantastic, making this possible in record time. Following our global model, we will employ a Haitian Medical Staff and provide support through our volunteer network of international physicians and nurses, as well as medical supplies. Photos to come shortly.