Foundation News - Update on the Medical Missions to Haiti
By Dr. Karen Kwong
As with last year, we have not been able to go to Haiti due to political unrest in the country as well as our own US COVID issues. We want to be able to have all members who go be vaccinated as well as to not risk spreading COVID further to Haiti as well. There have been some belief that COVID came to Haiti through NGO's. Our Board met and have postponed our trip this spring. We are hopeful for perhaps being able to make a trip in October. The hospital and employees, as well as patients are very disappointed we will not be coming this spring, and had been hoping we would.
Lane Haitian Relief, our 501c3 made up of Doctors and RN's from Oregon with leader Dr. Snell Fontus have been donating to the hospital that we work with to help employees, pharmacy, and other needs. Our Board has met, and we are committing to help repair their x-ray machine and they also would like us to purchase an ultrasound for them to use for POCUS.
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* Young Surgeon's Leadership Conference
* Foundation Surgical Outreach Grant
* Oregon Chapter Community Service Project
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