Global Response Fund: Relief for Haiti

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine remain committed to helping the global community fight the COVID-19 pandemic and other urgent crises.

On August 14, 2021, a devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti, which killed 1,400+ people and wounded countless more. Haitian health systems are in dire need of surgical supplies, PPE, and more, acquired through partnerships with New York City hospitals, including Montefiore, and charitable donors. Today, we are raising "Global Response Fund: Relief for Haiti" gifts to support this effort. In partnership with locally based non-profit Afya Foundation, our goal is to raise $40,000 to airlift 2,500 pounds of critical supplies to Port-au-Prince for onward distribution to the region. These supplies will have a minimum fair market value of $120,000, meaning your investment goes three times further.

Impact: Thanks to committed friends like you, we have raised approximately $22,000 in monetary donations to support similar efforts in India and other countries deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and destructive natural disasters. Through this funding, Montefiore and Afya Foundation, have been able to deliver pallets of PPE and other equipment to local hospitals, provide expert consultation to medical teams, and more. Donations to our expansive Global Response Fund will continue direct efforts like these for countries in need.

Thank you for standing with us so we can stand for the global community.

To learn more about global initiatives like this, please be in touch with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at or 718.920.6656.