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REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 

 

Officially called the Centre de Santé Union de Grand- Gosier, our clinic is located in the southeastern town of Marjofre about five hours by rough jeep roads from Port-au-Prince.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the doors opened in mid January of 2016, we began offering 5-day-a- week consultations with a doctor and nurse in attendance. Now, in 2021, we provide 24/7 services with two doctors, a midwife four nurses and support staff.

 

Our primary care services handle everything from births to machete wounds, hypertension to ear infections. Patients pay a modest fee for consultations and medications. 

 

And with every visit we dispense public health education about Covid 19, cancer, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and epidemics like cholera, Zika, and Chikungunya.

 

The clinic has a wonderful team of Haitian staff -- a medical director, a nurse, full-time doctor, lab tech, maintenance and administrative personnel with roots in the rural south and borderlands.

 

Together they work in partnership with our local founding committee, Projet de Bodarie, to find a sustainable way to continue this work when, eventually, we hand the clinic over to local control. 

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CERVICAL and BREAST CANCER PREVENTION

 

Haiti has one of the world’s highest cervical cancer rates because it lacks a way to diagnose and treat the disease among its rural, poor women.

Cervical cancer leading to unnecessary deaths in Haiti -- Miami Herald  

 

The Pap smear that we take for granted is costly and logistically difficult in low resource areas. Our solution: “VIA/cryo,” or “see and treat.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Developed by international healthcare workers, the technique has saved millions of women's lives.  

 

All it takes is vinegar, a headlamp and a trained eye to detect precancerous cervical tissue that can be treated with cryotherapy at the same visit.

 

When we started doing this in 2013, 99% of the women had never been screened. Over 6% have positive results.
 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to HHP, nurses across southeast Haiti have been trained in the procedure at four Ministry of Health clinics in the Arrondissement of Belle-Anse.

 

Now we have rolled out a program that teaches women self-exams for breast cancer and brings cervical cancer detection and treatment to women in the remote corners of our region.

 

Learn about Ede Tèt Nou, "Helping Ourselves.'

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WOMEN'S
HEALTH

 

Haitian women are called the 'poto mitan': the backbone of their country. If they become ill, the family structure collapses.   

 

The clinic provides family planning, vaccines, and prenatal services for expecting moms to be.

 

More than 90% of births in our region

happen at home with little support. We train trusted community members and traditional midwives in essential practices like 'Helping Babies Breathe,' used around the developing world to decrease birth defects due to lack of oxygen in the first minute of

 

And coming soon: a birthing center! Read about it here.

  

 

 

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MOBILE OUTREACH 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twice a month our staff jump on motorcycles with medicine, medical equipment, and administrative supplies and set up pop-up clinics at marketplaces, community centers, even rustic disco spots in six little communities in our zone. 

 

The people in these remote outposts lack the funds to travel the distance to see a doctor.  

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not surprisingly, we find the sickest of our neighbors in these places.

 

Since June, 2016 when we started, we've served some 2,200 patients a year this way. 

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Regional Medical Center
Regional Medical Center

Our base in rural Mare-Joffrey brings primary care to an underserved region that had none. A visit costs about US $1.

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Regional Medical Center
Regional Medical Center

Our primary practice does everything from treating hypertension and diabetes to sewing up this boy's torn knee.

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Regional Medical Center
Regional Medical Center

... and today has a new home underway.

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Regional Medical Center
Regional Medical Center

Our base in rural Mare-Joffrey brings primary care to an underserved region that had none. A visit costs about US $1.

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Women's Health and Cancer Prevention
Women's Health and Cancer Prevention

Haiti has the world's highest incidence of cervical cancer, but it doesn't have to. We can spot it with a simple vinegar test.

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Women's Health and Cancer Prevention
Women's Health and Cancer Prevention

In Thiotte, women with positive cervical cancer screenings will have the bad cells frozen off in one short visit.

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Women's Health and Cancer Prevention
Women's Health and Cancer Prevention

A patient gives her Nurse NAME a big hug after her cervical cancer cells are removed with cryotherapy in the border town of Ansapit.

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Women's Health and Cancer Prevention
Women's Health and Cancer Prevention

Haiti has the world's highest incidence of cervical cancer, but it doesn't have to. We can spot it with a simple vinegar test.

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Mobile Outreach
Mobile Outreach

Twice a month we jump on motorcycles with medicine and equipment and set up pop-up clinics at marketplaces, community centers or even rural discos in six remote villages in our zone. This is often where we encounter the sickest patients.

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Mobile Outreach
Mobile Outreach

In rural Invite, happiness is a new child and a visit by HHP's traveling clinic.

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Mobile Outreach
Mobile Outreach

Most of our mobile outreach is done by motorcycle caravan. Our conductor Sandy may be the only moto man in Haiti with a Henry Mancini mix tape.

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Mobile Outreach
Mobile Outreach

Twice a month we jump on motorcycles with medicine and equipment and set up pop-up clinics at marketplaces, community centers or even rural discos in six remote villages in our zone. This is often where we encounter the sickest patients.

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