Matthew roared through the Caribbean and up the East Coast over the past week, leaving destruction in its wake. We here at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine wish to share our concern and compassion for all those affected by the storm’s wrath, from those living in the devastated southern end of Haiti where more than 1,000 were killed and an untold number are now homeless, to people living in coastal communities in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.
Unfortunately, disasters are an all-too-familiar situation for our planet and always a public health emergency. The SPHTM community is actively involved in responding to such threats, whether through research, response, or philanthropy. If you would like to donate to help victims of Hurricane Matthew, we encourage you to visit the American Red Cross. And of course, your thoughts and concerns for those most impacted are greatly appreciated.