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?
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BY HAITIANS, FOR HAITIANS
Haiti has a healthcare vision for its people, but taxes from the working poor population aren't enough to realize it. The result is a patchwork of teaching hospitals and rural clinics with few or no staff.
While many well-intentioned NGOs send visiting doctors to Haiti once or twice a year, HHP is giving rural Haitians a real healthcare home.
Centre de Santé Union de Grand-Gosier Our clinic, CSUG, offers full primary and 24/7 emergency care to 30,000 of the most vulnerable rural poor across Southeast Haiti.
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Connected to the clinic, our 24/7 birth center provides full maternity services and assists traditional, local midwives. Medical staff throughout the region have been trained by us to deliver women's cervical cancer screening and treatment.
Our aim is to make these services self-sustaining, Our staff currently raises about $20,000 annually from consultation, lab and pharmacy fees. In 2018, they won their first grants to take on hypertension and female cancer detection in extreme rural settings.
Starting in July 2022 and continuing today, AmeriCares has helped HHP by providing generous support for our clinic, birth center, and outreach services.