After following news accounts of the earthquake that devastated Haiti last month, Newport Beach pediatrician Sandy Lee wanted to help, but didn’t know how.
In the days immediately after the quake, emergency room doctors and trauma specialists were in demand, but not pediatricians.
A month and a half later, Haitian earthquake victims are facing health issues related to overcrowding and poor sanitation, Lee said.
“Even though I’m not a trauma surgeon or an ER doctor, a lot of these kinds of more general-medicine issues will start coming up because of the poor living conditions there,” she said. “The needs are changing as the weeks go by.”