Sunday, January 17, 2010

Orthopaedic supplies on the way to Haiti

This past Tuesday January 12, the country of Haiti was devastated by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake estimated to affect nearly three million people.

In light of initial reports documenting a dire need for orthopaedic supplies, the Operation Walk Board of Directors has decided to ship the orthopaedic cargo being stored in the Dominican Republic to Haitian hospitals located near the Dominican border.

In addition, physicians and surgeons from the Hospital Plaza de La Salud in Santo Domingo have been working with Partners In Health to provide care and supplies for those in need.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti, especially those who have lost loved ones.