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"Recipe for Disaster" lauched for Haitian Relief efforts:

Recipe for Disaster Book CoverIrish healthcare professionals launch recipe book on the anniversary of the earthquake that hit Haiti to raise funds for their work in the devastated Caribbean country.

About "Recipe for Disaster":   

This book is made up of recipes from healthcare professionals who travelled to Haiti, well-known Irish personalities and a selection of Haitian recipes. Contributors include golfer Padraig Harrington; Irish rugby stars Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell; broadcasters Ian Dempsey and Sharon Ní Bheoláin; and well-known cooks Rachel Allen and Jenny Bristow among others.

Any money raised from the sale of this recipe book “Recipe for Disaster” will be used directly to support ongoing efforts. 

Background to the Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund: 

On 12th January 2010 a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. In its aftermath a group of Irish Orthopaedic surgeons from the Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS) visited the country to see if there was scope for the Irish orthopaedic community to help in the relief efforts. Since February 2010 the IITOS have sent numerous teams over to Haiti to provide rehabilitation services to survivors of the earthquake. The teams have consisted of Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Nursing and Physiotherapy staff and logistical personnel. Rehabilitation services in the form of surgery, advanced nursing care, physiotherapy and limb fitting are essential to help people resume any sort of normal life.

Plans are in place to build a hospital, including a purpose-built orthopaedic facility for Haitian patients.  An orthopaedic surgical training programme which will run in conjunction with the Haitian department of Health is also planned. This will involve regular visits to Haiti, approximately 8-10 times per year.

All efforts to date have been possible due to donations, fundraising projects and the willingness of Irish health care professionals to provide their time as volunteers.  This project does not have any paid staff and administrative costs to date are zero.

All proceeds will go directly towards the Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund. Please support this very worthy cause.

For further information on the book please contact Aisling Brennan at:

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