Our Involvement with Haiti
Current Projects in 2015:
CRUSA made a donation to Partners in Health (PIH); this donation helped support PIH’s mission of bringing “the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need.” We are also currently working with Promoting Health in Haiti to provide scholarships for nursing education.
Dr. Piverger will return to Haiti in May/June 2015 for his annual trip with medical students. During his time in Haiti, Dr. Piverger will assess needs and identify initiatives that our organization will address in the coming year.
CRUSA partnered with University of Illinois engineering students in the Haiti Clean Stove Project. Our organization helped fund research that furthered the development of a stove that requires: low fuel, creates less environmental and in-home pollution, and has a goal of decreased local deforestation.
Published A Midwife’s Guide—a midwifery companion book to the World Health Organization’s module on Safe Delivery. This book is available for free via the internet and Google App.
Provided support for the Public Tuberculosis Ward in Port-au-Prince. Donated money for medicines, oxygen, and food supplies for patients.
Response to the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti:
Compassionate Response donated $5,000 for the purchase of ten water purification systems. These systems were implemented through World Wide Village. The portable systems produce a solution of chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, and ozone, which is then used to purify water in jugs or five gallon buckets. Each system is capable of producing enough solution per day to safeguard water for about 2,500 people—that is clean water for roughly 400 families. World Wide Village has raised sufficient funds to purchase 24 systems. Their goal is to provide 50 water purification systems for communities where safe, clean water is sorely needed.
Post Earthquake Support:
Raised funds to purchase the following items:
Medical Equipment: ultrasound and x-ray machine
Durable Medical equipment: crutches, splints, bandages, etc.
Veronica Sommers organized a collection drive in the Boulder, Colorado area. Supplies including food and diapers where then shipped to two orphanages in Haiti via container ship.
A tent and tarp drive was conducted in the USA. Collected donations were sent to Haiti.