UPDATE: 06/22/2018 Successful clinic yesterday at the Hands for Healing Medical Clinic!
UPDATE: We hosted a team from Palm Bay, FL and were able to have a day of medical clinics. Dr Josue, a dentist on the team, kept busy with multiple patients suffering from dental issues.
UPDATE: Our Medical Clinic has opened but there is still much work to be done to equip and operate it on a continuing basis. We are thankful for the progress thus far…http://wp.me/p8pKK0-1sc
The lack of quality medical care in Haiti is no secret. Agencies such as the World Heath Organization, USAID, and Doctor’s Without Borders all agree that even before the 2010 earthquake the healthcare system in Haiti was lacking. The inadequacies were compounded in the aftermath of the earthquake. The Haitian people rely heavily on non-governmental and charitable organizations to supplement the poor quality government provided healthcare.
We have attempted to address this need by hosting professional medical teams who conduct mobile clinics throughout the country. The physicians and nurses who help us are limited in what they can treat because follow-up care is limited. It is a goal of ours to build a medical clinic which would be consistently staffed and equipped to more adequately address the health needs of so many.