RAD-AID's projects in Haiti are continuing in 2012, starting with a recent assessment visit to North Haiti in January 2012 to work with the CRUDEM Foundation and Hôpital Sacré Coeur in North Haiti. This initiative is a follow-up to RAD-AID's initial work and assessments in 2010 with Project HOPE at Adventist Hospital. These plans in 2012 aim to increase educational resources for radiology and medical care providers in rebuilding health care capacity in devastated Haiti. A report from this assessment is now being formulated. (Apply Now to be a RAD-AID Haiti Volunteer)
RAD-AID's team for Haiti is multidisciplinary, including representation from radiologists, radiologic technologists, sonographers, and radiologic nurses, in order to implement a balanced strategy for reconstruction efforts. The service trip is also serving to advise WHO/PAHO's office in Haiti in order to help implement WHO's objectives. (please see RAD-AID Latin America for more on WHO/PAHO RAD-AID collaboration)
RAD-AID performed Radiology-Readiness assessments in Haiti in 2010 and 2011 to assess the needs of multiple facilities and regions in Haiti. Former Grameen Foundation officer, Sarah Iosifescu, performed assessments for bridging microfinance with RAD-AID's radiology efforts in Haiti in 2011. RAD-AID is also working with the ACR Foundation International Outreach Committee through the Haiti Radiology Relief Fund to support Grace Children's Hospital and the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
Results and data from these efforts were presented at the RAD-AID Conferences of 2010 and 2011 (photo above showing Dr. Ryan Sydnor of Duke University and RAD-AID's management team). If you are interested in volunteering with RAD-AID to work in Haiti, please fill out our RAD-AID Haiti Volunteer Application by clicking HERE.