I went to Haiti with Project Medishare on an extended volunteer trip to offer my services pro-bono to their medical efforts. They are making an impact on so many levels in Haiti that I left after my trip wondering what more I could do to contribute to their cause. They have Haitian staffed and run trauma programs that, from what I was told, were all run by foreign volunteers after the earthquake, so they have really come a long way and continue to employ hundreds of Haitians in their various programs around the country. I wish more people knew about this incredible organization because it seems like they fly under the radar way too much compared to the impact and the work that they are doing. I would highly recommend going on a volunteer trip with them if you can, and definitely contribute to the cause. It was obvious from being in Haiti that they are making an impact on a large scale with less funding than most other organizations who do half the work that they do.
I had the great privilege of volunteering last month in Haiti with this organization for the 5th time since the earthquake, and every time I go to Haiti, I am even more impressed than the last time at their incredible operation. They have created a state of the art medical facility on par with trauma hospitals in the US with just a tiny fraction of the resources. Talk about making something out of nothing—Project Medishare has accomplished this with very limited resources, and a lot of times, they rely on us volunteers to pull the weight of helping with fundraising for their lifesaving efforts, which we are always happy to do. I’m so impressed by their ability to train the Haitian staff so that they are now totally running the hospital thanks to trauma care training over the last 4 years, unlike right after the earthquake, when the medical care was given by us US-based medical volunteers. Most of the patients we saw during our volunteer deployment to train the Haitian medical staff would not have survived if not for Project Medishare’s trauma hospital, which I learned this trip is still the only trauma and critical care hospital in the country. It is really amazing what they are doing day in and day out at this place, and I encourage you to visit if given the opportunity because this experienced has changed my life, and opened my eyes up to the work of this grassroots organization that does so much more than any of the major organizations working in Haiti despite having a lot less resources.
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This organization is great at hiding the truth about who they truly are and where they really have spent the millions of dollars they raised on behalf of the Haitian people. I volunteered with them several times and the more I went the more it was obvious that University of Miami bigwigs were taking advantage of the poor for their own PR. Funds have been used for salaries of UM doctors when they could hire more local doctors. It is a big scam!!!! Lastly, I personally witnessed the so called founder, Dr. Barth Green, screaming at people one moment then flirting with every young woman he could. Sad !!!
Just returned from a week working at the Project Medishare Hospital in Haiti. I can confirm that they are 100% engaged in providing quality medical care in the most difficult of environments. They are focused on their mission and use their resources appropriately. The need will continue for decades.