Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund
The Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund was established with funds raised following the 2010 Haitian earthquake. The monies have been used to facilitate direct orthopaedic care in Haiti. This initially involved extensive surgical missions immediately following the earthquake with teams comprising surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists to assist in the management of the orthopaedic injuries sustained in the disaster. Subsequently more focused missions aimed at general orthopaedics, paediatric orthopaedics, foot and ankle conditions and spinal pathology have taken place. The IOHF has also been involved with the Department of Global Health at Harvard University in trying to assist with the development of Haitian resident training. Missions to Haiti still take place as required in association with Partners in Health.
Keith Synnott John O’Byrne David Moore