Aid Hurricane Victims of SW Haiti

$3,155 of $25k goal

Raised by 31 people in 6 months
Carl J Gilbertmd
on behalf of Jean Darbouze


·        The Marcabée Association of Haiti (AMD),
·        The Haitian Organization for Health Services, chapter of Little Rock, Arkansas (HOHS-LR),
·        Haiti Connexion Network (HCN)

As you know, the hurricane Matthew had left scores of families and individuals without food, drinkable water, shelters, clothes, access to basic health care, etc. 

The Marcabée clinic and the Clinic Ste Claire of Cayes where we have had our medical missions and the local school suffered considerable damage. The town of Jérémie, birth place of Carl and Hervé Gilbert of Haiti Connexion Network, was unfortunately one of the most devastated areas. Children and the elderly are at the highest risk of dying of diseases, starvation if no relief is brought quickly to them. 

We are therefore asking for your generous support to help the local families and individuals meet their daily needs -- including temporary housings -- to prevent further human sufferings and death, and to work toward a brighter future for the affected communities.
Any amount won't be too small... or too big... Your donation will be much appreciated and will make a difference to so many lives.

Thank you in advance for your generous support! Your contributions will be tax deductible as legally permitted given the AMD has a 501 (c) 3 organization IRS statute.

Jean Rodrigue Darbouze, President of AMD
Carl Gilbert, MD, President of HOHS of Little Rock AR
and of Haiti Connexion Network
Hervé Gilbert, co-Director of HCN
André Coriolan, Treasurer
Gigi D. Gilbert, Secretary

• L'Association Marcabée d'Haïti (AMD),
• L'Organisation haïtienne pour les services de santé, chapitre de Little Rock, Arkansas (Hohs-LR),
• Reseau Haïti Connexion HCN)

 Comme vous le savez, l'ouragan Matthew a laissé des centaines de familles et d'individus sans nourriture, eau potable, abris, vêtements, accès aux soins élémentaires de santé, etc.

 La clinique Marcabée  et la Clinique Ste Claire où nous avons tenu nos missions médicales et l'école communautaire ont subi des dommages considérables. La ville de Jérémie, lieu de naissance de Carl et Hervé Gilbert du réseau Haïti Connexion,  a été malheureusement l'une des zones les plus touchées.  

Les enfants et les personnes âgées sont les plus à risque de mourir de maladies, de famine si aucune assistance ne leur est rapidement expédiée.

Nous demandons donc votre généreux soutien pour aider les familles locales et les individus dans la quête de leurs besoins quotidiens - y compris des logements temporaires – en vue d’éviter de nouvelles souffrances humaines et la mort, et de travailler à un avenir meilleur pour les communautés touchées.

 Votre cotisation monétaire  ne sera ni trop petite ni trop grande ! ... Elle sera très appréciée et fera la différence pour tant de vies.
Nous vous remercions d'avance pour votre généreuse  donation! Vos contributions peuvent bénéficier de déductions légales d’impôts  américains selon le statut 501 (c) 3 de AMD décerné par le fisc des Etats-unis (IRS).

Jean Rodrigue Darbouze, président de AMD

Carl Gilbert, MD, président de Hohs de Little Rock AR

et du Reseau Haiti Connexion

Hervé Gilbert, co-directeur de HCN

André Coriolan, trésorier

Gigi D. Gilbert, Secrétaire
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Update 6
Posted by Carl J Gilbertmd
6 months ago
New Stormy Rains Flooded Southern Haiti, compounding the misery and devastation already left by hurricane Matthew
New Stormy Rains Flooded Southern Haiti
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Update 5
Posted by Carl J Gilbertmd
6 months ago
After hurricane Matthew in Haiti:

Three regions hard hit
The uptick in cholera cases, confirmed and suspected, has been most apparent in the departments of Sud and Grand-Anse, according to Stephane De Rengerves, senior executive liaison officer with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. There are 10 departments, or regional administrative units, in Haiti.
Rene Domersant, Health Ministry representative at Haiti's National Emergency Center, told CNN there are currently 128 confirmed cases of cholera and at least 160 suspected cases for Sud, Nipps and Grand'Anse departments in the south of the country.
All patients, with either confirmed or suspected cases for cholera, are under observation and receiving medical care.
In one hospital in Jeremie, which is in Grand-Anse, there are at least 40 suspected cases of cholera since Hurricane Matthew hit. The Saint Antoine Hospital received hundreds of patients over the weekend, most of them suffering injuries from flying debris rather than cholera.
Officials said they are out of anesthetics and antibiotics, and haven't gotten any aid, despite the massive damage the Hurricane caused the facility, and aid in the area.
"Quick decisions and strong leadership can make or break relief operations. Right now, 1 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. Lifesaving measures such as medical aid, clean water and appropriate information should remain the priority at this stage." said Dr. Unni Krishnan, director of Save the Children's Emergency Health Unit in Haiti on Monday in a press release.
"Flooding and contaminated water caused by the storm pose a huge threat to survivors including thousands of children. Clean water and medicine delivered to the hardest hit areas in the next 24 to 48 hours is a key priority."...
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Update 4
Posted by Carl J Gilbertmd
6 months ago
In post-hurricane Haiti, a picture of the human toll begins to emerge

A frustrated Concepcia Pamphile sat outside her storm-battered administrative building with its blown-off roof and cracked walls Monday, trying to manage it all.
The ambulance was out of gas. There was no money to rent a trailer to warehouse badly needed donations from Food for the Poor. And the hospital, the town’s only public healthcare facility, was out of bleach and antibiotics.
Pamphile felt more like a traffic cop than a hospital administrator.

“You see that gas that’s burning over there?” she asked, pointing to the generator that was powering the hospital. “It’s a caesarean. After that caesarean, I don't have a [dollar] left.”
Since Tuesday, the Saint Antoine Hospital of Jérémie has registered more than 2,200 storm-related injuries, plus 43 cholera cases, said Pamphile as she opened the oversized purse sitting in her lap, pulled out 1,000 gourdes of her own money — about $15 — out of a white envelope and handed it to the attending doctor to hire someone to clean up the yard.

“You see what I’m dealing with here,” she said. “Even if they send a container, how will I unload it? You think the government is going to facilitate this?”
Six days after Hurricane Matthew, the worst natural disaster to hit Haiti since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, it is only now that local healthcare providers are beginning to get a full picture of the storm’s human toll. Blocked by fallen trees, rocks and rising rivers, the injured are finally making their way into public hospitals to treat fractures and other ailments.

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Update 3
Posted by Carl J Gilbertmd
6 months ago
150 cas suspects de choléra en Haiti

Dans le département de Grand'Anse, l'un des secteurs où l'ouragan a frappé à pleine puissance il y a une semaine, on a recensé 150 cas suspects. Dans le département voisin du sud, le décompte en était mardi à 50. «C'est une forte augmentation par rapport aux chiffres habituels», souligne l'expert.
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$3,155 of $25k goal

Raised by 31 people in 6 months
Created October 9, 2016
Carl J Gilbertmd  
on behalf of Jean Darbouze
Andy & Sarah
4 months ago
Emmanuelle Saint-Firmin
5 months ago

It is unfortunate that this tragedy has to strike Haiti again. I feel sadness and anger at the same time not being able to explain why this is all happening! I hope that Haitians can come together and rise above their differences to put the country first - before their own interests. The south can heal from this, only if we can work together and reconstruct! Every effort will be worthwhile. Good job, Dr. Gilbert.

6 months ago
Vanessa Siverls
6 months ago

God Bless.

Fallon Robinson
6 months ago
Famille Severe
6 months ago
Harry Fouche
6 months ago

In Solidarity with the people of Jeremie, a town I have had the good fortune of visiting. By coming together we can provide much needed relief. Thanks Dr Carl and wife Lelaine and Gilbert family for the initiative. Harry Fouche, Chicago

kathleen duckworth
6 months ago
libby eyre
6 months ago
Chris Vincelli
6 months ago
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