PROBLEM: Prehospital care is largely neglected in Haiti and motorcycle taxi drivers are the primary emergency transport mechanism.
GOAL: To empower the community to provide the basic emergency medical care that is currently unavailable to them.
HOW? EMEDEX is using the “train the trainer” model to create a network of emergency care providers. The first phase of the project involved training involved citizens in the first response to medical emergencies. This group was also taught teaching skills in order to become trainers in emergency care. In the second phase of the project, these newly graduated trainers will give two classes a year to groups of 15 people, focusing on taxi drivers.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: EMEDEX has graduated a group of 24 trainers who will be instructing members of the community (mostly taxi drivers). Each training session can be funded by five $50 donations, which would cover classes and lunch for the drivers for one year.
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,700