Emergency COVID-19 Response

Coronavirus Hits Haiti
Your Urgent Help is Needed

As of Monday, six people in Haiti have been quarantined after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. And you and I know, this is just the beginning.

The Haitian president has declared a state of emergency. Haiti is now under lockdown as the border, airports, schools, factories, businesses and seaports close. Haitians, like others around the world, rush to get what little food and fuel are available to care for their families.

Mother and Child_webThe country, already stressed to the maximum with severe food shortages and widespread starvation, anticipates that the spread of the virus will likely have a devastating toll. Most Haitians — adults and children — have compromised immune systems, as a result of years of extreme poverty and limited access to food, clean water and healthcare. Quite possibly, the combined death tolls, witnessed in China and Italy, could be exceeded on this densely packed island of 11 million people.

Hôpital Sacré Coeur Steps Up
as a Lead Healthcare Provider

Knowing only too well the medical reality that awaits, Hôpital Sacré Coeur has taken a very aggressive stance to stave off the spread and provide effective healthcare for those Haitians who contract COVID-19. Hospital administrators and staff rigorously disinfect all surfaces, install additional hand washing stations, ready quarantine areas and seek out what in-country medical supplies are available.

The Urgent Need is for Funds to Purchase Disinfectants,
Hand Washing Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment.

Hôpital Sacré Coeur successfully negotiated the cholera epidemic and became a national resource for rapid response and treatment. That experience serves well now. Hospital staff are veterans when it comes to the planning and execution of disaster response. What is most urgently needed now are funds to purchase critical supplies — before they become unavailable.

In the past, your support has made the difference between life and death for countless Haitians.

And now, your help is essential to change the course of an otherwise inevitable outcome.

Please, Make a Generous Donation Today.

With our deepest gratitude for you!


Harold Prévil, M.D.
CEO, Hôpital Sacré Coeur

Sister Ann Crawley, C.S.J.P.
Hôpital Sacré Coeur Outreach

David G. Butler, M.D.
Chairman and Medical Volunteer

 

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