Crisis Response

The year of 2010 was one of unprecedented tragedy. In January the country was rocked with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the heart of the country in Port-au-Prince. Then in October a serious cholera outbreak began. We are not a relief organization, but because of the severity of the impact these events have had on the local population and the additional strain they placed on our partner institutions, we were compelled to extend ourselves in new ways to assist them in responding to these crises.

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Earthquake

Following the earthquake we knew that our partners working for the Ministry of Health in Cap-Haitien would need more resource and logistical support than usual to deal with this unprecedented situation. We took steps to meet immediate needs and put plans in motion to address the long-term needs as well.

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Cholera
Cholera

To help treat and stop the spread of cholera, Konbit Santeis collaborating with the Ministry of Health and other NGOs to set up and managing the treatment centers & mobilize prevention efforts in the community. We are leveraging donations of supplies & funds from NGO partners & purchasing the remaining items.

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