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Please Support Global Health’s Haitian Relief Efforts

We at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are terribly troubled by the disaster in Haiti. The earthquake is one of the most devastating natural disasters of our lifetimes and in its aftermath the health and well being of tens of thousands of children are at immediate risk.   

In response, we have mobilized our leadership team to assess the situation on the ground, to review the calls for assistance, and to determine the ways in which we as an institution can respond most effectively. Fortunately, our CHOP Global Health team has established strong relationships and partnerships in the Caribbean and we are poised to act quickly. 

Our response is being led by Dr. Rodney Finalle, director of CHOP Global Health.  We are communicating with partner organizations in Haiti and planning our support and assistance accordingly. We are also currently partnering with the Red Cross, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

We anticipate that the need for medical services for children might be of a significant duration and we need your help. CHOP has already provided medical assistance to a child flown to Philadelphia from Haiti and we anticipate caring for more. Please consider making a donation to our Haiti Relief Fund, which you can do online today. Donations will go to CHOP Global Health’s efforts for the people of Haiti including support for CHOP medical teams in Haiti and Miami, supplies and equipment, and help for patients from Haiti who will be treated here at the Hospital. Thank you for your support as we try to do all that we can.

On Saturday, January 30th, Global Health at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia deployed a medical team to Haiti in response to an urgent call from Partners In Health for pediatric experts to care for children with injuries related to the Jan. 12 earthquake at the University Hospital in Port-au-Prince. This is the first dedicated pediatric medical team providing care on the ground at this facility in Port-au-Prince.

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