For members of the media, HHP is glad to lend its knowledge and assistance to reporting in the southeast region. Contact Patricia BornsorLouise Lindenmeyrto discuss your project.
Bb ki fek fet yeswa nan CSUG a 7 te 30! Look who just came into the world! An extra special gift for the holidays, proudly delivered by the beaming mom with help from Hispañola Health Partners staff at the Mare-Joffrey regional medical center. Felisitasyon!
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
As 2019 draws near, our regional clinic is developing an excellent local reputation -- so much that MSPP has widened our services. Look for vaccines, family planning, and testing for key infectious diseases soon.
In just one month (October), the clinic served over 500 patients, while 212 more received medical attention from one of our mobile clinics.
We brought five healthy newborns into the world and provided 250 lab tests, a growing and popular service.
And while HHP continues to fund staff salaries, the
At this rate, the little clinic that could is serving 7,400 patients annually -- not bad for a place where, not long ago, there were no doctors!
Pretending to understand another nations' politics from a distant shore can be a fool's game, but we are watching with concern the protests sweeping Haiti as citizens demand answers from President Jovenel about the confiscation of petrol funds by the last administration. The prospect of a fuel price increase is especially worrisome, as most people here earn less than $2 a day.
HHP depends on motorcycle travel for our mobile clinics, and our moto guys depend on gas. There’s no good way for the guys to cover the increase since they serve a rural clientele.
Our truck drivers will have to charge more, too. Their clients are the women who run the country's informal economy, gathering up produce from remote farms and getting it to market.
The women’s earnings are already precarious, so when the truckers start charging more for gas, they'll have to charge more for food.
VIOLENT PROTESTS SWEEP HAITI
On HHP's first-ever Haiti tour, a Marjofre community leader and a donor got to talking and this happened -- 'the garbage project,' as we're calling it for now.
It's a proposal to raise the local consciousness around proper waste disposal and scope out a plastic recycling program in partnership with Plastic Bank in Port-au-Prince.
If you haven't heard about this company, it pays people to collect plastic and bring it to recycling centers.