MNA has been working with Partners in health (PIH)and the NNU (National Nurses Union) and their RNRN (Registered Nurse Response Network)
(Registered Nurse Response Network) to get volunteer nurses into Haiti and to also support our Haitian nurse partners in the relief work they do every day.
Haiti lost over 1,000 nurses and nursing students, along with its nursing school, in the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Attached is a list of supplies which NNU (RNRN) is organizing and shipping to Haiti, where PIH staff will meet the plane and offload the supplies which will assist Haitian nurses and their families affected by the disaster. The list was developed by the Licensed Haitian Nurse Association (ANILH) and the Ministry of Health Nursing Direction (DSI/MSPP) and sent to Partners in Health and in turn to MNA from Maude Duvilaire, RN, Director of Nursing for Haiti.
Materials and supply Needs for Haitians Nurses in Haiti
From January 12, 2010 the nursing sector in Haiti has lost about 1000 nurses and nursing students from both public and private institutions.
The Licensed Haitian Nurse Association (ANILH) and the ministry of Health Nursing Direction (DSI/MSPP) have created an urgent committee to take care of the nurse’s and their immediate family that have been affected by the earthquake aftermath.
After evaluating the aftermath of the tragic earthquake we have come to the conclusion that the immediate needs of the current nurses’ and nursing students will be the following:
- 30 tents ( 30 nurses currently sleeping outside with their family)
- Hygienic kits (toothbrush, toothpaste,soap,deodorant,lotion,etc..)
- Feminine products (pads)
- Towels and washcloths
- Bedding sheets
- Inflatable mattress (preferably non-electrical, manuals)
- Flash lights (batteries included)
- Water bottles( preferably containers 5gls )
- Matches & Candles
- Cleaning supplies (Ammoniac & Clorox)
- Eating utensils
- Alcohol (pads &liquids)
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Povidone -Iodine solution
- Hand sanitizer
- Antibiotic ointment
- Emergency kit
- Vitamin C