Hello to all,
We will be taking medical teams to Haiti the 3rd week of January. We are ramping up now for the trip. We are buying medicines, preparing the team, equipment, etc….. and brainstorming ideas to prepare for the conditions we are likely to encounter there from the ever-increasing cholera epidemic.
We could use some help in building up our stocks of pre-mixed salt’s and sugars in ‘home-made’ packets to use and to distribute when we get there.
(Most cases of cholera can be treated successfully just by mixing these packets with water and re-hydrating the patients until their diarrhea stops.)
The ingredients are simple, cheap, and readily obtained at your local super-market: Salt and sugar:
And it allows your kids to ‘get involved’ in helping with the crisis. (You don’t have to be medical, (or even a grown-up!) to help.
Let me know if you are interested and we can help you get started.
(We need pre-mixed packets that we can mix in 1 liter and 5 gallon containers).
Jim Smith, MD
“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.”
– Pearl S. Buck