Last year, a team of people from EMI visited Haiti to check out a medical clinic in Croix-des-Bouquets, owned by a local NGO. Due to some financial hardship, the medical clinic has been sitting idle for 3+ years. This NGO was actively searching for partnership in reopening the clinic and returning to serving the needs of the local people. I seemed like the perfect fit for a home base for our teams to run clinics in the country.
What we found there was several examination rooms, a pharmacy, an operating room, a dental room and a laboratory. The clinic has electrical power supplied by the city, with a back-up generator. Water is supplied from a well. We also found several vehicles in various states of disrepair which could be used to transport teams.
The clinic is located in a suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince called Croix-des-Bouquets, and has no other medical services in the area. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to the clinic and it needs significant cleaning and maintenance. We are currently recruiting for a team to go in late November 2016 to begin this work.