Haiti fact of the day

Between 25% and 30% of postearthquake surgeries will need to be done again to avoid problems, says Dr. Jean "William" Pape, an infectious disease authority who is founder of Gheskio, an HIV/AIDS clinic next door to a field hospital set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The title of the article is "Emergency Doctors Leave Haiti."


My church selected GHESKIO (which is not faith-based, so there was some debate) as non-profit to allocate funds that we collected from congregants immediately after the earthquake.

One of our members is an infectious disease research physician that has worked extensively in Haiti with GHESKIO. If you would like more background, please feel free to email me at caveatbettor-at-gmail-dot-com. They are doing some critical work there, and are affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

I suppose I am dancing on the solicitation line here, but know that the readers here are of great quantity AND quality, so I hope the blog masters might let this comment stand. Thanks, if that is the case (and understood, if not).

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