Haiti

Help us re-open this clinic!

Several years ago, a Haitian NGO purchased one acre of land outside of Haiti’s capital, Port Au Prince. While the organization was able to build a medical clinic on this land, unfortunately, due to a lack of finances, the clinic was closed and has not been operational for over three years.

In the last two years, several teams from EMI have travelled to Haiti to work in the clinic.  It ultimately is our goal to re-open the clinic and return medical service to the thousands of people in this area. Check out the blog posts from when the teams were there to see all the amazing things that happened.

The Facility

Inside the clinic:

  • clinic-treatment-roomconsulting rooms (3)
  • surgery operating room
  • post-operating room
  • scrub room
  • sterilization room
  • pharmacy rooms (2)
  • laboratory
  • waiting area
  • administration office
  • file room/accounting
  • laundry room
  • dental clinic (2 chairs)

Equipment:

  • laundry room
  • laboratory equipment
  • operating room equipment
  • consulting tables, curtains
  • medical supplies
  • vaccination fridge

Operations:

EMI plans to open the clinic as soon as volunteers and funding are available.  Volunteer medical professionals will be sent to work in the clinic for a period of 7 – 10 days each month, providing primary care to children and families.  In addition, educational classes will be held to teach patients in maternal and child healthcare as well as nutrition.

We Need Your Help

We have a need for volunteers for the ongoing operation of the clinic.  Our current specific need is for people who work in the medical field. Please indicate your interest by completing the information below and we will contact you with more information.

Help us today by making a donation to assist in the purchase of medicines and equipment. The cost of operating the clinic on an on-going basis is a great need. You can help right now.

$50 will provide 6 months of vitamins for a child.

 $100 provides a course of antibiotics for 10 children.

 $500 means that 20 people can visit our clinic and receive medication and vitamins.

2018 UPDATE

In October 2018 we sent a team to work in the clinic for 5 days. We had our first dentist in the clinic with amazing results. The local people were lined up when we arrived each morning all wanting to see the dentist, some for the first time in their lives.

We recently were able to obtain and ship a new generator to the clinic through our partnership with SIF. We hope to see it up and running soon.

Unfortunately, due to the recent political unrest in Haiti, it was decided we would not return in 2019 but are already looking at dates for October 2020. Instead, we would like to finance a team of local Haitian doctors and nurses to operate the clinic for one week in our absence. The cost of this plan would be approximately $2100. Please consider a donation to make this happen!