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.
A Connecticut nurse practitioner, Louise Lindenmeyr first brought life-saving cervical cancer screening and treatment to the Southeast region in 2013, and taught the low-cost technique known as VIA/Cryo to practitioners throughout the area.
On a hike to rural Marjofre, Lindenmeyr and two enterprising friends discovered a half-built clinic. Seeing she was a traveling medical person, the community leaders asked her to help.
Around this time, the World Health Organization was reporting that only 8% of the region's residents had access to a health care facility.
Today, Marjofre is home to a full regional primary clinic and birth center operating around the clock, 7 days a week, serving 9,000 people annually. Special HHP programs reach another 160,000 residents isolated in high mountains and rocky ravines across the Southeast.
Our Haitian doctors and nurses have a passion for serving their country's most vulnerable -- and a stake in making this a sustainable, Haitian-owned health care practice.
Won't you join them?