Global First Responder partnered with local hospitals in Haiti for the long-term goal of supporting sustainable healthcare development. The shared goal is to equip facilities with the skills, education, and supplies they need to provide and care for staff and patients. We are beginning where there is the greatest need: emergency medicine and pediatrics.
The purpose of this trip was to start a new initiative where we began the process of bringing many teams of volunteers to help train physicians, nurses, and paramedics—to arm them with the skills and supplies needed to improve the quality of care that the hospital is able to provide to its population. This differs from a traditional “mission trip” in that we will not provide the care, but we will work side by side with the doctors and staff to share our knowledge and skills.