DISH 2012 Fundraiser Concert Gala with Singer Emeline Michel – Make your pledge now!

DISH is pleased to invite you to our 2012 Fundraiser Concert Gala for the construction of the medical center in Haiti to provide humanitarian & free medical care for needy Haitians especially displaced earthquake survivors. With us that evening, we have the honor to present internationally renowned Haitian singer Emeline Michel (her site) See our rapidly growing sponsors list Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:00PM 9320 sw 61 CT, Pinecrest FL 33156 Dress Attire: Black Tie  All reservations and payments must be received by November 29 2012. Our … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished!

The DISH team (20 in total) returned from Haiti on Monday May 28th after wrapping up the first medical service which included 2 days of hands-on hospital work, and a medical seminar offered to the medical community in Port-au-Prince in partnership with VDH. The success of both initiatives represented an important milestone for DISH, setting new goals for future missions and new partnerships. Some of the mission highlights included: 300 patient consultations. Hundreds of prescriptions filled for patients at no … Continue reading

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Séminaire d’Échange de Savoir Médical en Haïti – Un partenariat DISH / VDH

  Pour leur premier séminaire d’échange de savoir médical, les organismes à but non lucratif DISH (Direct Initiatives to Support Haiti) et VDH (Volontariat pour le Développement d’Haiti) organisent en partenariat une série de lectures qui se tiendront le samedi 26 Mai 2012, de 8hoo à midi à l’hôtel Karibe, Port-au-Prince. Une centaine de professionnels de la santé pourront venir y assister, élargir et partager leurs connaissances. Déroulement du séminaire 8h00: identification des participants. 9h00: Remarques d’ouverture par le représentant du … Continue reading

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DISH First International Medical Service in Haiti – Call for volunteers!

DISH is organizing its first International Medical Service in Haiti planned for the last weekend of May 2012. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, including those who were present during the days after the earthquake, are being called to join this humanitarian effort and help DISH reach this critical milestone. When:  May 24-28, 2012 Focus:  General primary care &  medical  education seminars Depart from Miami, FL to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thurs. May 24. Return to Miami Monday, May 28. Work days … Continue reading

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Jan 12, 2012 – Return to Haiti

To honor the promise he made in the Miami Herald article from 2011, Dr. Kansky DeLisma returned to Haiti on January 12 2012 accompanied by four other DISH members. A few weeks ago, I caught up with Dr. DeLisma, founder of the organization, for a short interview. A.B : What was the purpose of this trip on January 12, 2012 ? K.D : By going to Haiti, we had 3 steps to accomplish : first, see by ourselves what the … Continue reading

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Jan 2010: Four Days in Port-au-Prince

Miami, Florida—When I arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 22, 2010, ten days after the earthquake, the first thing that struck me at the airport was the smell of dead bodies as soon as I got off the airplane, even before walking down the steps to hit the ground. That was a clear warning of the magnitude of the disaster that claimed more than 200,000 lives on Jan. 12, 2010. The place looked like a quiet war zone. The U.S. … Continue reading

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