As Coronavirus Cases Increase in Haiti, Tek4Kids Continues Its Life-Saving Efforts

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Haiti has risen to 456 as of May 18, with more than 100 cases reported in the previous 24 hours. In its continuing efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community of Jeremie, Haiti, Tek4Kids has surpassed the 230,000 gallon mark in total number of gallons dispensed since the pandemic began. The free water for residents is purified at six partner school locations and distributed by 32 Haitian Tek4Kids staff members.

The Pan American Health Organization is warning of an impending humanitarian crisis in Haiti due to the pandemic. Since many Haitians lack access to clean water for handwashing and drinking, Tek4Kids ramped up its efforts to distribute this vital resource free of charge and plans to continue doing so for the foreseeable future despite mounting costs.

The actual number of coronavirus cases in Haiti may be significantly higher than 456, but testing is limited. Health officials are also concerned that Haiti will be unable to provide enough personal protection equipment for medical staff or oxygen for those with severe cases of covid-19. Economic and political factors are also contributing to the crisis in Haiti.

If you would like to help Tek4Kids continue its life-saving work to distribute clean water, please consider donating here. Thank you!

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