Haitian Group Honored for AIDS Work, Earthquake Aid
May 24, 2010
The Haitian HIV/AIDS nonprofit organization GHESKIO has received the 2010 Gates Award for Global Health. The 10th winner of the prestigious award, GHESKIO was cited for its long-term impact as well as for its swift and coordinated response to help survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
Though the organization's Port-au-Prince headquarters sustained serious damage, more than 7,000 newly homeless citizens were provided care in a field hospital on its grounds. Within a week of the quake, 95 percent of GHESKIO's patients under HIV and TB care were again receiving medical management.
Inter Press Service
05.18.2010; Anna Shen
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