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25 Jan 2012 description

Message from the Executive Director

I am very pleased to report that International Relief Teams just completed its 23rd year of service to victims of disaster, poverty, and neglect by providing more than $32 million in medicines, supplies and volunteer services to thousands in need both here and abroad.

18 Aug 2011 description

Legacy of Care - 20 years of Medical Training in Emerging Nations

19 Oct 2010 description

Restoring Sight in Uganda

"The people had a deep sense of appreciation which touched the very core of my being" - IRT Volunteer Charles Narh, O.T.

In 1992 IRT began addressing the critical issues of eye disease, cataracts and vision loss through its surgical and clinical programs that have now been conducted in nine countries.

31 Mar 2010 description

Catastrophic Earthquake in Haiti

Death toll reaches 230,000 - Hundreds of thousands left homeless

On January 12th, the worst earthquake in Haiti in 200 years - 7.0 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from Port-au-Prince reducing much of the capital to rubble. Six weeks after the earthquake, the Haitian government reports that the death toll in Haiti could exceed 230,000.

22 Jan 2010 description

IRT's Emergency Medical Team

Monday, January 18, 2010:

The team arrived in Port-au-Prince and began working at the General Hospital (HUEH).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010:

The team is mostly working on wound care and amputations. They hope to do more surgeries today. The initial medical "surge" of patients seems to be easing.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010:

The team was roused from their sleep before dawn by the 6.1 aftershock.

16 Jan 2010 description

On Saturday, Jan 16th, International Relief Teams (IRT) deployed its initial emergency medical team, consisting of 4 ER physicians and 1 ER nurse, which arrived in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.The team carried with them more than 15 large suitcases of medicines and supplies essential for treating injuries of earthquake victims.