Partnering with others to build effective health care solutions
Health care continues to be a tremendous need in Haiti. The January 2010 earthquake compounded a health care crisis that already existed in Haiti. The countrywide needs increased as many fled the capital city post-earthquake. Two years later, along with much of the rubble, much of the health care needs remain or have even been increased.
Our main vehicles for providing basic services are through our clinics and public health education. Short-term trip participants partner with us to help staff these efforts and train Haitian healthcare professionals in new procedures and skills.
Haitian Christian Outreach currently provides healthcare in these locations:
Seguin. In the mountains of Seguin, we provide medical care through a single physician stand alone clinic. We are currently staffing the clinic here with short-term teams and temporary staff.
Port-au-Prince. The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic in Port-au-Prince includes 5 treatment rooms, pharmacy, lab, dental suite and surgical center. This clinic suffered significant damage from the earthquake that has been repaired.
Peredo. Our newest facility in Peredo, Haiti will provide care to more than 300,000 underserved people in the Southeast Department of Haiti. It includes 4 treatment rooms, lab, pharmacy, dental suite, birthing room, emergency/surgical suite and imaging. The clinic also has space for Community Health Evangelism [CHE] training.
Teams. Short-term teams also provide mobile medical services to a number of other communities in Haiti. We can serve even more patients when teams bring in practitioners, medicines and supplies.