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The Atlantic Philanthropies Responds to Devastation in Haiti with Support for Health-Related Relief Efforts

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The earthquake off the coast of Haiti had a devastating impact on an already struggling nation, and estimates of how many thousands of people are affected continue to rise. To respond to the tragedy unfolding in Haiti, The Atlantic Philanthropies will make two $250,000 grants to provide material assistance to the relief efforts.

  • The first organisation receiving support is Global Links, a nonprofit organisation that recovers surplus medical supplies from U.S. hospitals and redistributes them overseas to meet the needs of low-income people. In co-ordination with the Pan American Health Organization and graduates of Cuba’s ELAM (Latin American School of Medicine) working in Haiti, Global Links will identify the most immediate health-related needs not addressed by first responder agencies, such as losses of medical equipment, furnishings and disposable supplies, and distribute supplies where they are needed most.
  • The second grant will support the relief efforts of Partners in Health, an international organisation with twenty years of experience delivering care in Haiti. Partners in Health is mobilising resources both for immediate aid and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. While the short- and long-term needs of the thousands of people affected by the disaster will be immense, these efforts represent Atlantic’s desire to help provide immediate assistance to the people of Haiti. The foundation is exploring additional opportunities to help.

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