Where there were no doctors
Nowhere in Haiti is healthcare so inaccessible as in the isolated Southeast, where death is often the accepted outcome of being sick. Louise Lindenmeyr, a nurse practitioner, set out to change that in 2013, bringing life-saving cervical cancer screening and treatment to women who had never had it, and teaching the low-cost technique known as VIA/Cryo to practitioners throughout the region.
In rural Marjofre, Lindenmeyr and two enterprising friends came upon a half-built clinic. Seeing she was a traveling medical person, community leaders asked, "Maybe you can help?"
Today the clinic provides full primary care around the clock, 7 days a week, staffed by Haitian doctors and nurses who have a passion for serving
the country's most vulnerable -- and a stake in making this
a sustainable, Haitian-owned health care practice.