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Cholera Hits Haiti again; Medical Teams International Mobilizes Volunteers

Since last year, more than 5,000 people have died from cholera in Haiti.

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The volunteers will help in the stricken area.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Cholera has resurged in Haiti, with more than 1,000 people affected in the past month. To help address the urgent need, Medical Teams International has mobilized seven volunteers in the country to help health workers in northwestern Haiti to care for the sick near Port-de-Paix.

The agency also is sending in four additional volunteers this week to provide care for those people afflicted by the new outbreak.
The medical volunteers leaving this week for Haiti to help in the current cholera crisis include:
  • James Thornton, Emergency Medical Technician from Portland, Ore.
  • Jeff Wallenuis, Emergency Medical Technician from Portland, Ore.
  • Kathryn Baldor, Registered Nurse from Boston, Mass.
  • Samantha Brown, Registered Nurse from Boston, Mass.
Since last year, more than 5,000 people have died from cholera in Haiti. To help, please donate at, call 800.959.HEAL (4325) or mail to P.O. Box 10, Portland, OR 97207

Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization working to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty around the world. Since 1979, we have sent more than 2,100 volunteer teams and shipped more than $1.4 billion in lifesaving medicines and medical supplies to care for 25 million people in 100 countries. Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers contribute their time to care for those whom Jesus called “the least of these” in our world today.

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