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A Good Way to Donate to Haiti

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If you are thinking of donating to earthquake relief in Haiti, and I hope you are, I urge you to consider donating through Partners in Health. This is an extraordinary organization with a stellar reputation for making maximum use of minimal resources for health work in impoverished parts of the world. They do this by throwing out "conventional wisdom" on how to approach public health--ideas that are always built on the cultural expectations and resources available in rich nations--and instead pioneering novel approaches to health based on creative use of the meager but real resources in the poorest parts of the world. They have an extensive operation on the ground in Haiti and are ready to make immediate use of your contribution.