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22 Jan 2010 description

Providing medical care at two hospitals

The Johanniter's team of 12 medical aid workers has arrived in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, and has already started work. The team members landed in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), and from there, made their way to Haiti by land. "We're unbelievably happy to have received some back-up," said Katja Lewinsky, head of the exploratory team. Her team of three in Port au Prince survived the strongest of the after shocks last Wednesday without injury.

21 Jan 2010 description

The Johanniter are increasing aid for earthquake victims in Haiti

Due to an acute lack of medical personnel, Johanniter Emergency Assistance is sending more aid workers to Haiti on Wednesday. Among the 12 team members are doctors, paramedics, logistics experts and counselors.

The aid workers are taking an Emergency Health Kits with them, which contains urgently needed medication, wound dressings and basic surgical instruments. The kits carry sufficient materials to provide 20,000 people with medical care for three months.