Tom posted this message on his official site this afternoon asking us to help with relief after the devestating earthquake in Haiti.
I just made a contribution to aid Partners in Health’s earthquake relief efforts. 2-3 million people have been affected, will you please make a donation today?
A major earthquake centered just 10 miles from Port-au-Prince has devastated sections of the city and knocked out telephone communications throughout the country.
Partners In Health staff in Boston and Haiti are working to collect as much information as possible about the conditions on the ground, the relief efforts taking shape, and all relevant logistics issues in order to respond efficiently and effectively to the most urgent needs in the field. At the moment, PIHâ€™s Chief Medical Officer is on her way to Haiti, where she will meet with Zanmi Lasante leadership and head physicians, who are already working to ensure PIHâ€™s coordinated relief efforts leveraging the skills of more than 120 doctors and nearly 500 nurses and nursing assistants who work at Zanmi Lasanteâ€™s sites.