AidWEST Humanitarian Missions 2010-11

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Brief overview of the genesis, scope and outlook of AidWEST Humanitarian Missions.

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AidWEST Humanitarian Missions 2010-11

  1. 1. Lessons Learned from Haiti Earthquake Trauma Care<br />
  2. 2. Haiti In Shock<br />
  3. 3. The Nature of Earthquake Injuries<br />
  4. 4. What Does AidWEST Do?<br />
  5. 5. Haiti’s Urgent Problems<br />
  6. 6. Week 1: What Else Needed?<br />VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS, Ratio of 1:20<br />Wound Cleaning, Debridement<br />Pain Meds and Antibiotics<br />Patient Shelter, Hydration, Feeding, Comfort<br />Surgical Support & Translation Services<br />Emotional Trauma Recovery<br />Logistical Support <br />
  7. 7. Week 2 – 4: What Else Needed?<br />VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS, Ratio of 1:30<br />Wound Cleaning, Debridement<br />Pain Meds and Antibiotics<br />OTHER VOLUNTEERS, Ratio of 1:50<br />Surgical Support & Translation Services<br />Physical Therapy<br />Emotional Trauma Recovery<br />Logistical Support, Water/Food, Comfort <br />
  8. 8. Week 5-10: What Else Needed?<br />OTHER VOLUNTEERS, Ratio of 1:50<br />Surgical Support & Translation Services<br />Physical Therapy<br />Emotional Trauma Recovery<br />Logistical Support<br />OTHER VOLUNTEERS, Ratio of 1:1,000<br />Relocation Logistics, Long-Term Planning<br />Water Purification, Sanitation <br />
  9. 9. Our Focus for Spring 2010<br /><ul><li>Continued Medical Care and Support
  10. 10. Surgical O.R. Support
  11. 11. Shelter Construction
  12. 12. Sanitation & Disease Control Projects
  13. 13. Water Supply Projects
  14. 14. School Projects
  15. 15. Emotional & Spiritual Recovery</li></ul>Recreation and Diversion<br />Book Lending Libraries<br />Musical and Cultural Events<br />
  16. 16. Rainy Season and Hurricanes!<br />
  17. 17. www.aidwest.org<br />

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