Giving Tuesday: Research, data, and you
All of the medical advances we now take for granted -- from aspirin to, life-saving surgeries -- originated with basic scientific research and data. Without the ability to design scientific studies, even the most dedicated health-care providers can only guess about what actually helps their patients.
Currently, most practicing physicians in Haiti do not have adequate tools and support in place to design and execute scientific studies. But with your help, we can change that. Our goal at HME is to collaborate with Haitians to improve their system of medical education and professional support; data is a huge part of the effort.
We are working to form a research center, a collaborative endeavor with Konbit Sante and Justinian University Hospital, that will make it possible for Haitian health policy makers and clinicians to learn how to ask the right questions, how to collect data and analyze their findings. Our team is lead by HME research education director Nancy Sohler, Ph.D, a professor of epidemiology who has dedicated the last few years to training Haitians how to successfully conduct and teach medical research.
This is the time of the year to help. On this #GivingTuesday, every donation you make will be matched (1 for 1) by a generous donor. Every dollar will go toward creating a working research center in Haiti. Together, we can create a system that can expand on itself, empowering Haitian providers and faculty to work from a strong scientific foundation built in their own country.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.