WHO recognizes the Chicago medical response group in Haiti relief efforts
Center for Global Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
645. N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1058
Chicago, IL 60611
March 15, 2012
In the WHO report, "Health Response to the Earthquake in Haiti January 2010: Lessons to be Learned for the Next Sudden-Onset Disaster," the Chicago medical response team was highlighted as an example of a successful bilateral assistance program. The Chicago medical response team was made up of six Chicago academic medical institutions, including Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM). The Center for Global Health managed the university's involvement for the Haiti response including coordinating the effort to provide support to Haiti. 450 medical personnel were placed on a roster to aid in the relief efforts and 175 of these volunteers were deployed to Haiti. Volunteers committed to two-week tours with each group composing of 6-8 doctors and nurses from the various affiliated institutions. Additionally, two Haitians with severe spinal cord injuries were brought to Northwestern University for medical care.
Learn more about the Center for Global Health's involvement in the Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
This page last updated Mar 20, 2012