Monday, February 8, 2010

Caring for Haiti's Youngest Earthquake Survivors

Project HOPE Volunteers at Work

HOPE volunteer nurse, Meri Clare cares for an infant in the Intensive Care Unit onboard the USNS Comfort off the coast of Haiti.

Project HOPE volunteer Marty Henderson comforts a baby in his care onboard the USNS Comfort off the coast of Haiti.

One of the many infants being cared for by Project HOPE volunteers working off the coast of Haiti onboard the USNS Comfort.

Project HOPE volunteer nurse Aimee Lyons instructs a mother on how to care for her baby after he leaves the Intensive Care Unit on the Comfort.

Thanks to the close co-operation between the U.S. Navy and the Haitian Ministry of Health, Antonio Jeanite is finally reunited with his three-month-old daughter Christ Yarah Jeanite. Father and daughter were separated shortly after the earthquake. Christ Yarah was admitted to the USNS Comfort for treatment. All patients treated on the USNS Comfort are accounted. A list of all names is regularly submitted to the Haitian Ministry of Health which distributes the list to the public.

Help HOPE provide long-term medical relief efforts in Haiti.

Photos by HOPE volunteer and photojournalist Astrid Riecken

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