Due to changes in clearing customs in Haiti, we are going to suspend this project to help send a container of medical supplies to Haiti.
We have shipped fifteen 40 foot shipping containers to Haiti, and coordinated dozens of other containers and shipments for partners. However, it has become increasingly expensive to clear customs, despite that most of these shipments are directly donated to the Haitian public health system.
We are exploring obtaining clearance for shipments through a grant making agency: if this is successful we will be able to continue to send containers.
In the meantime, you can continue to support our work by donating equipment and supplies or by learning about our new campaign to Make Births Safe in Haiti.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at
We have been busy at work launching our campaign around making births safe in northern Haiti. We have a brand new website explaining all aspects of the campaign and how you can get involved! Visit Haiti: Make Births Safe
You can also reach us directly now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have an exciting opportunity starting February 18th where people who support the campaign can enter a sweepstakes to win a trip for 2 to the UK to visit the set and cast of Downton Abbey. See the attached flyer and visit the website for more details.
We encourage you to explore our approach to our work to make births safe in Haiti.
Thank you for your support and please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Haiti: Make Births Safe is a new campaign consisting of international and Haitian nonprofits working to ensure the health of Haiti's mothers and children in northern Haiti. By investing in local medical facilities, training community healthcare providers and empowering women with knowledge and support, H:MBS takes a systemic approach to providing affective and accessible maternal and newborn care. Haiti: Make Births Safe is a partnership between Konbit Sante, a 501c3 nonprofit registered in the United States and Haiti, and Haiti Hospital Appeal, a registered non-governmental charity in the United Kingdom. Donations are tax deductible.
Our infrastructure team of Jeff Musich, Hugh Tozer and Bob MacKinnon, are headed back down to Cap Haitien today, October 23rd, 2013, for a quick trip. As per usual, their agenda is quite full.
Our primary objective this trip is to work with our Haitien colleagues to make repairs to the operating room sterilizer. The installation of this machine and its associated water and power systems, was the primary focus of our work for the past two years. It is used for the sterilization of the instruments used in the surgeries for the hospital. Our goal is to not only repair the machine, but also to provide the training to the hospital staff to do the routine maintenance on this machine. If time allows, we will be doing a property survey and preliminary site assessment for a new medical clinic in a nearby rural village in Cap Haitien. Rounding out our projects is to plan the layout and installation of oxygen in the Pediatric Building at the Justinian Hospital in Cap Haitien.
We are also exploring a trip of engineers, biomedical technicians, and electricians for 2014. If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, please contact us directly at email@example.com/207 347 6733.
Although our volunteers offer technical expertise and assistance and are valued greatly, it is only in tandem with our Haitian staff and partners that the day to day work happens. This is what konbit sante means in Kreyol- working together for health.