Today is #GivingTuesday! You have a chance to set our 2018 trip up for success by helping us order our medications early and ensure they get to Leogane on time.
100% of your donation is tax-deductible and will be used to purchase medicines, hire Haitian drivers, translators, and health care professionals to accompany us on clinic days. Any funds raised in excess of our trip needs will be donated to Haitian healthcare organizations.
We have traveled to Haiti each year since 2010 to set up medical clinics in rural villages around Port-Au-Prince, the earthquake's epicenter. Along with the rest of the country's infrastructure, Haiti's health care system was devastated by the disaster and rebuilding it has been a slow process. We work with the country's health ministry to identify clinic sites and collaborate with Hatian medical colleagues, dental professionals, translators, drivers, and the Hôpital Sainte Croix.
One day, the local Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti (FSIL) will graduate enough Haitian health care providers to ensure that the country has adequate, affordable primary health care. Until then, teams like ours fill a desperate need -- distributing medicines and supplies, providing care, being present with with the people of Haiti, and bearing witnesses to their continued suffering.