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Humanity First Medical Team Lead Returns To the US from Haiti

January 22, 2010

After serving hundreds of patients for more than a week in Haiti, Dr. Rafi Malik, Humanity First Disaster Relief Medical Team Lead is returning to the US. On Saturday, January 23, Dr. Malik will be arriving at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles Airport, at 10:30 PM EST.

Reports indicate almost 3 million people were affected by the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake, countless are still trapped under large debris from collapsed bridges and buildings. Humanity First Disaster Relief Responders quickly took action when they noticed physicians were in desperate need of assistance. Humanity First took the initiative to setup a trauma center and a post-hospital clinic to further systemize the situation.

To continue ongoing medical camp and relief operations, four doctors including two renowned Neurosurgeons, Dr. Osama El-Mefty and Dr. Agha Shahid Khan have departed for Haiti Friday, January 22nd from Baltimore International Airport. The Humanity First, USA team will join the team members from Humanity First Canada which includes 6 doctors and from Humanity First UK team of 3 physicians all arriving at the same time. Currently Humanity First has established a logistics center in Santa Domingo and the Dominican Republic. Humanity First command centers are located in Canada, USA and UK with hundreds of volunteers working hard around the clock to support the relief work in Haiti.

Humanity First USA is also accepting donations for the relief work. You may donate online by going to http://usa.humanityfirst.org or by mailing a check to Humanity First USA at the following address:
Humanity First USA
300 E. Lombard Street (Suite 840)
Baltimore, MD 21202

For more information please visit our website or contact:
Iftikhar Ahmed
Director, Funds Development
Phone: (877) 99-HFUSA,


Humanity First, USA (http://usa.humanityfirst.org), a 501(c) 3- registered nonprofit organization, was established in 2004 to restore disaster-stricken and under-developed and vulnerable communities around the globe. Humanity First is a leading non-profit relief organization whose board of directors, management team, and project staff running the day-to-day operations are all dedicated volunteers with diverse professional backgrounds including business, healthcare, and education sectors. Humanity First has been expanding over the last few years to now being a registered charity in 29 countries worldwide.

 

 

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