Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership

To support the development of a sustainable health care system to meet the needs of the Cap-Haitien community with maximum local direction and support.
Oct 24, 2013

Fall 2013 Update

Hi all,

We sent our 15th container of medical supplies from Maine to Haiti this summer. This container included over $400,000 worth of medicines,1,000+ birthing kits, an anesthesia machine, infant incubators, and hundreds of boxes of biomedical equipment and hospital supplies.

We are collecting supplies locally to prepare for sending a container of medical supplies in 2014. Our past funding to assist in paying for containers has disappeared. This is why this campaign is so important- if we can raise the money to send a container, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, supplies and medicines reach Haiti that otherwise cannot. These supplies go directly to the Justinien University Hospital in Cap- Haitien, the second largest public hospital in Haiti.

You can contact us with any questions, concerns or equipment donations. You can further explore the process for donating equipment and supplies at our website.

207 347 6733

info@konbitsante.org

Jun 19, 2013

Water & Sanitation Supplies Headed to Haiti

Dear friends of Konbit Sante,

Next Friday, June 28th, we will be sending our 15th shipping container from Portland Maine to the Justinien University Hospital in Cap- Haitien, Haiti.   This container includes over $400,000 in medicines, a large amount of biomedical equipment, including an anesthesia machine, 5 infany incubators, EKG machines and cardiac and fetal monitors, and over 1100 birthing kits.

The container also includes a number of pieces of equipment that will be prepositioned for our volunteers and staff who will be working on water and sanitation improvements.  We have recently purchased 600 ft of wire, 16 grounding rods and a number of tools including an antique crescent wrench. 

US volunteers plan to travel to Cap Haitien sometime in October 2013.  They plan to install the electrical equipment to protect the electrical supply to the biomedical equipment being shipped.  They also plan to conduct a hospital wide survey of water access and plumbing on the entire hospital campus.  Lastly, they will provide needed maintenance and continued training for the three wells that were dug and the pumps attached to them, as well as the industrial hospital sterilizer that was installed this past winter that is being used on a daily basis. 

We thank you for your ongoing support.  We invite people to explore olunteering opportunities with us. Providing access to water at the Justinien Hospital is a long term partnership between Konbit Sante staff, our volunteers and local staff at the hospital and we all thank you for your support.

You can contact us with questions or concerns at info@konbitsante.org/207 347 6733

Jun 19, 2013

We are about to send a shipping container June 28!

We have scheduled a shipping container to leave Portland Maine, Friday, June 28th.  It will be our highest valued container, well over $500,000 worth of medicines, biomedical equipment and 1100 birthing kits. Konbit Sante has decided to spend their own funds to send this container, as these supplies are urgently needed, so we thank any one who has supported or iis intered in this project. This is our 15th shipping container and we have sent dozens of other shipments by air and sea.  We will continue to have our supply chain management initiative at the JUH and we will look for future support and volunteers.

You can contact us for more information about the status of the shipment at supplies@konbitsante.org or by phone at (207) 347- 6733.

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