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Physicians and Medical Students Provide Care for Haitians with Medical Teams International

by Megan Streng | Dec 05, 2013

(SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 1, 2010)—Three volunteer Seattle medical professionals leave for Haiti on Friday, Sept. 3 to care for the ongoing health needs of the Haitian community. The team will coordinate medical care from the Medical Teams International field office in Port-au-Prince which opened after the disaster struck. The team will be in Haiti for two weeks.

Since the earthquake hit, Medical Teams International has sent more than 100 medical professionals and provided more than $5 million in medicines and other supplies for 186,000 people .

Team members include:

◦Dr. Christine Harmon, an Urgent Care Physician at Multi-care in Tacoma. She is the team leader.

◦Elizabeth Harmon, from Tacoma. She is a third year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

◦Elizabeth Stuhlmiller, a medical student from Spokane. She is a third year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

◦They will be joined by Dr. Gwen Unzicker, a Family Practice Doctor from Grand Rapids, Mich. She works for Spectrum Health Medical Group.

The team will work in Port-au-Prince at the BoJeu Clinic and the Belot Clinic. They will work alongside churches that are providing primary health care at local clinics.

Other Medical Teams News:

Medical Teams International Ships Lifesaving Medicines to Zimbabwe

Medical Teams International shipped $960,459 worth of medicines to fight diseases to Zimbabwe last week. These medicines are being used to restock hospitals and clinics operated by partners, International Orthodox Christian Charities and the Greek Orthodox Church of Zimbabwe. The kits will provide enough medicines to treat up to 50,000 people.