Committed to Serve: Haitian Doctors & Nurses Deploy to Mainland Following 7.2 Earthquake
“After three days of the devastating earthquake of August 14, 2021, the Executive Directors of the Wesleyen Hospital of La Gonâve, together with World Hope International, agreed to send on August 17, 2021, a medical team on the ground in order to provide medical care to people hit by the earthquake.”
Just three days after this earthquake hit Haiti, a specially formed team of Haitian medical doctors and nurses from La Gonâve flew directly into the devastated southern region of Haiti, ready with medical expertise, supplies, and a passion to help their fellow citizens. More doctors and medical staff were deployed later in the week to reach additional areas, and World Hope International has worked to ensure the supply of medicine as well as medical equipment and supplies.
In times past, many humanitarian responses in Haiti have been led by expatriate personnel and assisted by Haitian volunteers. But this week, a volunteer team of highly trained local medical professionals; equipped, commissioned, and paid by their local hospital were the first wave line of humanitarian response for the earthquake victims in Les Cayes.
La Gonâve Wesleyen Hospital will continue to work with World Hope International and our partners to holistically respond to the medical, physical, and mental needs of the Haitian community during this time and to bring healing – and hope.
You can also make a gift to support The Hope Fund, which helps us respond when and where it matters, or make a gift towards our ongoing earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.