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 Boston-based Partners in Health (PIH) is a very reliable organization working in Haiti. PIH was founded by Paul Farmer and has a reputation for getting needed medical supplies/doctors on the ground quickly and is reported to waste little on bureaucracy. They already have clinics functioning in the areas needed.


Below is their call to networks around the world:

"A major earthquake centered just 10 miles from Port-au-Prince has devastated sections of the city and knocked out telephone communications throughout the country. Reached via email, Partners In Health staff at our facilities in the Central Plateau report that they experienced a strong shock but no major damage or injuries. "We are still attempting to establish contact with other PIH facilities and to locate several staff members who were traveling in and around Port-au-Prince. In an urgent email from Port-au-Prince, Louise Ivers, our clinical director in Haiti, appealed for assistance from her colleagues in the Central Plateau:

'Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS...
Temporary field hospital by us at UNDP needs
supplies, pain meds, bandages.
Please help us.'

DONATE HERE: https://donate.pih.org/page/contribute/haiti_earthquake

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Pat Wooldridge Monday, 29 November 1999

I've GOT to give Boston Med a try! I'm enjoying your comments about film editing and its similarity to the editing a writer must do when revising. Right now I am in the middle of revisions and am thinking it's harder than writing the book in the first place. However: No quitting.Really wanting to see it through.

ojimenez Monday, 29 November 1999

"A list of 1,300 Utah residents described as illegal immigrants has sown fear among some Hispanics here, and prompted an investigation into its origins and dissemination."
This is reminiscent of dark time from not so long ago that began with "Kristallnacht."
Perhaps you could write a book to raise people's awareness of the dangers of such lists... told through the eyes of a Jonas-like character. You could call it "The List"
It's all so very sad...

Amy Allgeyer Cook Monday, 29 November 1999

Boston Med sounds great. I will definitely check it out! By the way, my son loves your books! :)

Julia Monday, 29 November 1999

The only reason I ever shied away from medicine and etc. was the gore, which, now, seems silly.

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