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A Note From The President

April 1, 2020I am sure that, by now, your email inbox has been flooded with good wishes and reports from various organizations about the effect of COVID-19. On behalf of the Board of Directors, David Canther, and myself, want you to know that we continue to stand prepared to assist...

Medical Director Musings: Haiti #3

Gonâve Island is an island of Haiti located west-northwest of Port-au-Prince in the Gulf of Gonâve. It is the largest of the Hispaniolan (Haiti/Dominican Republic) satellite islands. The population is approximately 120,000. Haiti itself is the poorest country of the Western Hemisphere and Gonave is poor even by Haitian standards. It is the site of GR3's first major...

Medical Director Musings: Water Contamination

Diseases from contaminated water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war (charitywater.org.)43% of those deaths are children under five years old.Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Subsequently, they have many problems with infectious disease and especially with waterborne disease. In 2011 alone, 6,000...