In the last week, we have been reading about and watching the news about the devastation in Haiti. As Pathologists I am sure you can imagine the great need for medical supplies and the medical care that is going to be required now and in the months to come.
Here at PathologyOutlines.com, we are asking that you give in any way you can to help in the relief efforts. Two organizations that you may want to support are the CAP Foundation and Doctors Without Borders/MSF. The CAP Foundation has a humanitarian grant program. They have sponsored several pathologists who have done wonderful laboratory outreach work in Haiti in the past. They are working with these pathologist-humanitarians to identify the areas where the CAP Foundation can help Haiti with short-term immediate support and the longer term struggles ahead. To learn more about the CAP Foundation, click here.
Doctors Without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is another wonderful humanitarian organization. MSF’s work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. MSF operates independently of any political, military, or religious agendas. One hundred percent of MSF-USA's funding comes from private sources, not governments. If you are interested in learning more about Doctors Without Borders/MSF, click here.
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the crisis in Haiti, and we urge everyone to help in this time of great need.
Nat Pernick, M.D.