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On a Mission | Emory Medishare Changes Lives in Haiti

$7,525
100%
Raised toward our $7,500 Goal
12 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 01, at 02:00 PM EDT
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On a Mission | Emory Medishare Changes Lives in Haiti

Emory University School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Emory Medishare Surgery team is to perform life-altering operations at no cost for individuals in Hinche, Haiti.

Your support is crucial to helping us provide surgical care to patients while offering an experiential learning opportunity for Emory medical students.

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What is Emory Medishare?

The Emory Medishare team consists of more than 40 members, including Emory medical students, residents, surgeons, nurses, scrub technicians, urologists, and anesthesiologists.

In partnership with Hospital St. Therese, Emory Medishare performs more than 70 surgeries during a two-week period. We mainly perform surgeries such as kidney stone removal, hernia repairs, removing tumors, as well as mastectomies. 

The team also helps to set up clinics in the surrounding villages, train local healthcare workers, and assist in the improvement of the healthcare infrastructure.

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Why your Support Matters?

Poor health in this area is mostly due to limited access to health care. In most villages, the closest source of care is more than half a day away. Emory Medishare helps patients while providing a learning opportunity for medical students.

Traditionally, medical students have limited clinical duties and few opportunities for hands-on learning. However, during the Medishare missions, students are responsible for almost all logistical arrangements and, under the direct supervision of faculty members, point-of-care decisions. Clinical training and required evaluations for rotation and surgery credit are performed by the attending physicians.

Haiti Clinic: Baby on scale

 

“In Haiti, I learned a great deal of clinical knowledge and skills. I now understand the challenges of medical/surgical humanitarianism, especially the ethical challenges, on a much deeper level. Emory Medishare makes a positive impact on the Haitian patients as well as the medical students who participate in the trips. Thanks to all the Medishare supporters who made the experience possible.” Justine Broecker 17M

 

Haiti Medishare: Girls waiting

 

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Levels
Choose a giving level

$60

Surgery

For $60, you can help to cover the cost of surgery for a patient in need.

$100

Medication

Your $100 gift will help cover costly medications our patients need to recover.

$250

Laboratory

A donation of $250 helps to cover laboratory expenses and tests.

$500

Surgical Supplies & Tools

Your donation of $500 will go toward medical supplies and tools.

$1,000

Haitian Translators

Your donation of $1000 goes toward the costs to pay for translators.

$2,500

Local Nurse & Staff

A gift of $2500 will help cover the salaries for a Haitian nurse and staff.