Haiti, one of the poorest countries in theWestern Hemisphere, was struck by a devastating earthquake last week.
If you are looking for a way to help the children, consider donating to the American Academy of Pediatrics Friends of Children Disaster Relief Fund. The American Academy of Pediatrics has used this fund in the past to respond to disasters that affect children in the US, such as hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and worldwide, such as recent earthquakes in China.
The fund provides emergency relief to pediatricians and the children they treat by:
• Addressing primary health care needs of children;
• Supporting medical services (example: power generators for medical facilities, replacement of medical equipment damaged by the disaster);
• Supporting future disaster preparedness and response programs with a special focus on children.
Naline Lai, MD and Julie Kardos, MD
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