The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP uses its Children’s Relief Fund to respond to disasters that affect children at home in the U.S. — such as Hurricanes Katrina and Ike — and worldwide — such as the recent earthquake in Haiti.
The devastation from the January, 2010 earthquake in Haiti was severe. Thousands of homes and buildings – including hospitals –collapsed, and the total number of deaths turned out to be approximately 230,000. Although cleanup is moving along now, it’s slow and is sure to continue for many months.
AAP worked with the Haiti Pediatrics Society, National Association of Children’s Hospitals and the US Department of Health and Human Resources to provide medical volunteers and support to help address the primary healthcare needs of the citizens – and in particular the children — in this devastated country. Along with its monetary contribution, Advantage RN sends its sincere hopes and prayers that total relief will eventually be a reality for all Haitian children and their families. To learn more about how the American Academy of Pediatrics comes to the aid of pediatricians and children worldwide, please go to www.aap.org.
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