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While on a medical mission in Haiti before the January earthquake, Charles Cook, MD, discusses nutrition with a mother.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center faculty and staff touch the lives of people around the world by assisting on many mission teams and relief efforts. Most recently, a team traveled to Haiti after the Jan.12, 2010 earthquake. Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center also sent financial support and medical supplies.

Howard Werman, MD, Emergency Medicine, and medical director of MedFlight, served as the point person for the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State’s initiatives to help Haiti. He has been to Haiti in the past along with some of Ohio State's current and former residents.

Charles Cook, MD, FACS, FCCM, director of Surgical Critical Care, is another member of our medical center staff who has experience as a medical volunteer in Haiti.

“Helping the Haitians on a medical mission was one of the most gratifying experiences of my life. It was a stark reminder of how fortunate we are, and how much we take our health for granted in our country,” says Cook.

Learn more about what Ohio State’s Medical Center is doing to help:

Video of Dr. Werman's Haiti Presentation at Ohio State's Medical Center
mms://streaming1.osu.edu/media3/osumc/032910HaitiTownHall.wmv

Columbus Dispatch “OSU doctor finds different world of medicine”
dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/02/21/haiti.html

Department of Emergency Medicine Web site: Medical Outreach
osuem.com/outreach.shtml  

Links and Resources:

American Red Cross:
redcross.org

U.S. Government Web sites on Haiti Relief:
haiti.usaid.gov
whitehouse.gov/haitiearthquake

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site for those going to Haiti:
wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/news-announcements/relief-workers-haiti.aspx   

MedWish International:
medwish.org

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC):
aamc.org

Partners in Health:
donate.pih.org

UNICEF:
secure.unicefusa.org