During the earthquake that happened last January 12, 2010, Neriah supplies have served the people from Les Cayes, Haiti through meals distribution and have visited the victims at the local hospital. “An estimated three million people were affected by the 7.0 magnitude quake’s epicenter that hit just 10 miles west of Porte-au-Prince and its 2 million inhabitants; the Haitian government reported that an estimated 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless” (CDC – 2010). This disaster has brought to the forefront the need for everyone to get involved in the field of healthcare, agriculture, housing, etc. A health center in a community is a great asset but the villages tend to be the ones that the government or others forget.
It is truly devastating to view Haiti’s dying healthcare system. This countrywide crisis is getting worst as earthquakes, storms, and hurricanes occur in Haiti. Help from agencies and medical groups are greatly needed to help strengthen the healthcare system and opportunity for all to get involved and care. See our Community profile and demographics to find out why a health center is needed in the villages of Haiti.