PLANS FOR THE FUTUREInternational Medical Corps will continue to make medical care, mental health care, clean water, sanitation, and other critical services accessible to the displaced and those most affected by the Haiti earthquake. We will expand our network of Cholera Treatment Centers and integrated clean water and sanitation activities and community education campaigns to save as many lives as possible in the face of this outbreak.
We are working to decentralize health services outside of Port-au-Prince – as per health ministry plans – including in Les Cayes to the south and Cap Haitian to the north. In addition, we are investing in Haiti’s medical professionals, in cooperation with the ministry, providing continuing medical education opportunities as well as accreditation and certification. We will continue to develop Haiti’s mental health infrastructure, training health professionals to identify, treat, and refer mental health cases. We also are working to build the capacity of at-risk communities to prepare and respond to disasters with their own resources.