Health Care

Health care in Haiti continues to be a tremendous need. Consider:

• 2 doctors per every 10,000 Haitian patients
• 1 out of 8 Haitian children die from preventable diseases
• 60% of Haitians lack access to basic healthcare
• 63% of babies are delivered without a midwife or doctor

Peredo Community Hospital is delivering hope and is helping address these huge needs by providing quality medical care:

  • Pediatric
  • OB/GYN
  • Labor/Delivery
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • General medical services

Our location in the community of Peredo, the southeast region of Haiti, is near over 1 million underserved Haitians. Many patients walk long distances, some over 4 hours, to receive care from our compassionate and well-equipped staff. We have grown to almost 20 Haitian medical professionals staffing the hospital and welcomed a new Medical Director in 2018.

In 2016, PCH saw over 3,600 patients. In 2017, that number grew to around 5,000 patients! Anemia, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and hypertension are some of the most diagnosed illness our doctors and nurses treat.

In 2017, we added 24/7 birthing services, including an OB doctor, nurses, and midwife staff, PCH has seen a rise in prenatal care that results in hospital births. Right away, we had 8 babies born, including one set of twins, with an additional 17 women in early-pregnancy prenatal care that delivered their babies at PCH. Babies continue to be born, and we are grateful we can provide pre-/post-natal care and hospital births for these mamas.

In 2018, construction continued on Phase II of PCH to prepare the Surgical Center for full use while our medical staff continued providing excellent care. In total, PCH provided:

  • 6,078 patient exams
  • 7,531 lab tests, ultrasounds, vaccinations & other procedures
  • 14,059 total medical services

We are in the final stages of completing and 8,500 sq. ft. Phase II of PCH that includes two surgical suites, pre-op/post-op, and a more extensive labor/delivery area, including NICU. We plan to host our first surgical team in the new facility in April 2019.

 

Short-term medical teams work alongside our Haitian medical staff to provide various services and procedures. Teams also help us host mobile medical clinics to bring health care to more rural areas and encourage community members to visit  the hospital when health needs arise.

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