UMCOR Update: Progress in Haiti
Two of the grants support UMCOR partners working in the area of decentralized, integrated, community-driven health care. Decentralizing health care is a priority of the Haitian government, since the January 2010 earthquake drove many survivors from the capital,
“It is important to create a system of medical access and referral—to bring health care to the people where they are,” said UMCOR International Disaster Response executive, Melissa Crutchfield.
A third grant provides scholarship assistance to 12 Haitian students and supports them both in their professional studies and in their leadership development.
At the board meeting, UMCOR staff announced that they would convene a Health Strategy Forum in
During the last week of April, UMCOR also called together potential partners for a Forum on Reconstruction and Pure-Water Supply in
UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR,
UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the
And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.