Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiti: Creole-speaking medical professionals needed urgently

This just in from the White House - please forward widely if you know of Creole-speaking doctors/nurses.


Dear Friends,

We need to identify Creole-speaking medical professionals to deploy to Haiti in the next few days.

Depending on specialties, there will be opportunities to work in existing hospitals, on the hospital ship USNS Comfort and at emergency field hospitals.

The call is for all Creole speaking personnel (doctors or nurses). However, the specialties most relevant to the crisis (such as general surgery, family, orthopedics, infectious disease, pediatrics, nutrition) will be prioritized.

Volunteers will need to be able to report to Miami .
Any medical professionals who speak Creole can sign up in one of two ways:

1) Individuals can go online and fill out a form here, ignoring the SEIU specific questions:

2) Organizations can submit multiple names by entering information into the attached Excel template and emailing the completed spreadsheet to volunteerhaiti@seiu.org. Be sure to write WHITE HOUSE in the subject line.

We recommend you sign up immediately, given the large number of people interested in volunteering.

There has been such incredible interest in helping our brothers and sisters in Haiti that there is no guarantee that everyone will be chosen for this particular opportunity, but the information will be saved by the Administration for future requests. As you know, there will be need for medical help not just in the coming days, but over the long term. This will not be the last call for help.

Thank you for your help and dedication.

1 comment:

zigazie said...

i am a public health personnel with experience in health promotion and WASH in emergencies and can speak english, any opportunities for me in HAITI contact me on zkugedera@ird-zw.org