Little Ebenezer Clinic in Limbe (featured on a This American Life episode this past May) is struggling to treat a sudden influx of cholera patients.
This post just went up last night: “Please get the word out that we could use medical help. We also need funds to purchase more supplies in the US, or donations of supplies of oral rehydration packets and IV fluids. It takes about 15 IVs per patient!…This is an SOS for prayer and action.”
Ways to support the efforts of Dr. Mano and Dr. Steve James at Ebenezer Clinic:
* Send any of the following to Haiti:
• IV fluids (Ringers Lactate is most needed)
• oral rehydration salts, i.e. Pedialyte
• disinfectants such as Chlorox wipes, hand soap (i.e. hotel soaps), hand sanitizer
• rolled bandages
• antibiotics (erythromycin and azithromycin for children; pregnant
patients, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, tetracycline)
• disposable non-sterile gloves
Please email about shipments before you send them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting the slow, necessary work of capacity building–of building community.