Offering Medical Care Relief to Those in Need
At the St. Joseph Hospital in La Vallée de Jacmel
We need to pay for the salary of the staff as the hospital as well as offering a food voucher for the relatives of the sick.
We need your support NOW!
The medical program of HTCF in Haiti and the
US encompasses preventive programs, free outpatient medical
care, and inpatient medical care.
Preventive Programs - US
Agents: In an effort to provide complete health care services
to remote communities, HTCF has been training women and men
in the communities that they serve. They receive culturally
sensitive training in accordance to the need of their communities.
Preventive Programs – Haiti
Health Agents: In an effort to
provide complete health care services to remote communities,
HTCF and AHDH have been training women and men in the communities
that they serve. They receive culturally sensitive training
in accordance to the need of their communities. Our most successful
program was training health agents to help those with eye problems
in a community with high incidence of blindness. These agents
have been able to recognize eyes problems that needed immediate
care and made the adequate referrals.
Promotion: We offer programs
that promote health and family life education, and basic hygiene,
how to prevent diarrheal disease - one of the main causes of
infant mortality in impoverished communities – including
cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever.
Outpatient Medical Care - US
Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat has been
offering her gynecological services including minor surgery,
free of charge at the St. Vincent de Paul Village Medical Clinic
in San Diego since 1997.
Outpatient Medical Care - Haiti
In Haiti there is a critical
lack of medical supplies and facilities in the rural areas.
Many villagers have to walk long hours to the nearest town in
order to receive the most basic health care. Many succumb in
transit. Our medical team led by Charles Rene, MD, an
Haitian-born obstetrician and gynecologist residing in New Orleans,
goes three times a year to La Vallee de Jacmel, Haiti. During
each visit the team helps an average of 150 outpatients per
day, putting in long days of 12 hours or more. We also have a cervical dysplasia/cancer prevention
program since 1992. We hope to open more clinics in the remote
areas. These centers will provide primary health care services,
community health workshops, medical referrals, and basic pharmaceutical
services, helping to reduce the occurrence of preventable diseases.
Inpatient Medical Care – Haiti
Hospital St. Joseph of La Vallee de Jacmel, which serves a population
of over 50,000 people. This 30-bed hospital, built by the people
of La Vallee, is located in the southwestern part of Haiti,
an arduous three-hour journey from Port-au-Prince.
The hospital is staffed throughout the year
with one medical intern, two nurses, and a midwife. During the first years, we had only one operating room and could only offer minor surgery under local anesthesia.
Over the years, due to the efforts of Dr. Rene and many angels, we now have 3 operating rooms and are able to perform major surgery when the team is in La Vallee.
We are in need of disposable syringes and needles (to reduce
the spread of hepatitis, AIDS, syphilis. Supplies for wound
care, bandages, hydrogen peroxide, Betadine. Medication to treat
diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis, meningitis, typhoid, etc.
We welcome antibiotics, vitamins, vaccines, pregnancy tests,
birth control, local and general anesthesia medicine, analgesics—in
short, a complete pharmacy!
We also need equipments for operating
rooms and obstetrical suites.