To support our 2016 Haiti Mission Trip, please visit Emory’s website: www.bitly.com/emory_haiti_mission


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Volunteer Activity Description

Start Date: Jun 16, 2016 7:00 AM
End Date: Jul 7, 2016 7:00 PM

To support our 2016 Haiti Mission Trip,
please visit Emory’s website: www.bitly.com/emory_haiti_mission


Join us for our surgical trip to Haiti and help save lives and bring smiles to people who need your help.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The Central Plateau is the poorest and most under-served area in all of Haiti. The severity of poverty in this region is most evident from its health statistics. While Haiti has the most dismal health statistics of the Western Hemisphere, the statistics for the region around the Central Plateau are even worse.

On the Emory summer trips to Hinche, medical students of the Emory University School of Medicine assist faculty surgeons and surgery residents on complex surgical procedures while becoming acclimated to such conditions as minimal running water, an OR that functions on a diesel generator, barely adequate lighting, and intermittent power outages that require the teams to operate by the light of headlamps. The students are also responsible for raising funds to finance the trips, making travel arrangements, recruiting physicians and staff, and procuring medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.

As with all of Emory Medishare's travels, the costs of undertaking its 2016 surgical trip will be significant. Support us and you can help play a crucial part in helping the people of this poverty stricken land towards a better healthier safer life by gaining easier and better access to medical care, a right every human has.

For more details on the trip, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your interest and look forward to your participation.

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Annie Farrell

Passionate about: Emory Medishare

Carrie Poorman

Passionate about: surgery, medicine, global health, health disparity

Jesse Codner

Passionate about: Surgery, Global Health, Friends and Family

Jesse Rappaport

Passionate about: Global Surgery

Justine Broecker

Passionate about: global surgery
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Activity details were updated 980 days ago
Activity details were updated 980 days ago
Activity details were updated 980 days ago
Activity details were updated 980 days ago

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