Haiti Hospital Appeal

Helping to run one of the leading hospitals in North Haiti, we specialise in community health care, maternity, paediatric, and neo-natal care, and rehabilitation services for adults and children. Since 2006, we've been providing quality health care that is not restricted to the few, but is available to everyone. Working alongside the Haitian Government and grass root partners, we seek to empower a sustainable, inclusive and accessible health care service, driven by Haitian vision and staff. We are a Christian charity with a heart of compassion and a desire for justice. We choose to stand in the gap for the innocent and vulnerable as Jesus did, offering health care to all without any form of...
Feb 11, 2014

100 wheelchairs for children!

Judeline and her new foster mum
Judeline and her new foster mum

This week we'll be working with Team Canada: Healing Hands for Haiti, to help distribute over 100 children’s wheelchairs for kids across North Haiti!  Most of the children who'll get these chairs will have never received a wheelchair before, and it's literally going to transform their lives!

Another little one whose life has been dramatically transformed in the last few weeks thanks to your care, is Judeline.  Judeline was abandoned at our Pediatric Unit about 6 months ago, severely malnourished and suffering from hydrocephalus (which is a condition where fluid builds on the brain.)  Through our respite home, we've provided her with a foster mum who lovingly comes to the hospital every day to provide care for Judeline.  Her love and dedication is wonderful and inspiring to see.  However, due to her condition, it's been a hard and slow fight to save her.

However, two weeks ago we received a specialist speech therapist from the UK, who spent hours working with Judeline to help her start feeding.  After lots of delicate support, our volunteer helped Judeline feed for the first time!  She's now steadily improving, as we try and increase her strength so she can move from the hospital to our respite scheme.

Judeline is just one of two new children who've sadly been abandoned into our care in the last few months.  We have amazing foster families who want to care for these children, but would greatly value your support enabling us to equip them with the resources to do so.  Please continue to help us provide this critical care.

Helping children to feed for first time
Helping children to feed for first time
Judeline at our hospital
Judeline at our hospital

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Feb 11, 2014

Over 700 deliveries performed last year!

Emergency C-section saving mother and baby at HHA
Emergency C-section saving mother and baby at HHA

We want to start by saying a huge thank you for all your support in the last few years!  In 2013, our Maternity Unit saw a 76% increase in deliveries from 2012, providing safe births for 721 women.  Of these, 218 were emergency C-Sections for women facing high risk births.  These are the kind of women and babies whose lives would have been in grave danger without our support.

Aside from deliveries, we also provided more prenatal consultations than ever before, and saw our paediatric and neonatal unit grow as well...more on that next time!

For a country that struggles with the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere, its encouraging to see your support save so many lives.  There are now more women in our region giving birth safely in hospitals than ever before.  This is wonderful news, and something that should be celebrated. 

However, as the number of women and children attending our hospital increase, so too does the need of more support.  As patient numbers increase, more materials, lab tests, medicines, staff and other overheads are needed.  We'd greatly appreciate your continued partnership to ensure we can meet these needs. 

Together we've already proved what can be achieved.  Please join with us again, so we can see even more mums and babies have safe births in 2014!

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Feb 11, 2014

Winning start to the year for patients

Our Rehab patients cycling at race
Our Rehab patients cycling at race

It's been a great start to the year for our Rehabilitation patients, and we wanted to quickly update you on some of the incredible things that have been happening on the ground!

Last weekend three of our spinal cord injury patients took part in a 10km race around Haiti's second largest city!  It was a proud moment for them, as they got the chance to fight against the stigma of disability, and showcase their gifts!  Hundreds of people watched them whizz through the city, which was a joy to see!

In the last month we've also started some new agricultural projects for persons with disabilities, with raised flower beds where patients can learn to grow their own food!  This is a new and exciting development, which provides another arm to our rehabilitation approach.  We seek to do everything we can to equip and empower our patients with the skills they need, so that when they leave our care, they can still generate income and live independently.  We'll be developing more farming projects for them in the coming months.

It's not only been our Rehab patients who've been busy though!  Our staff have been recieving a whole load of training, from wheelchair maintenance, to stroke management!  This week they are also getting ready to partner with Team Canada: Healing Hands for Haiti, to help distribute over 100 children's wheelchairs to kids across North Haiti!

It's all very exciting, and only possible thanks to your support!  If you'd like to help us continue this critical work, please take a moment to invest in the project today.  Thanks for all your support.

At the start line getting ready!
At the start line getting ready!
Getting our hands dirty with raised flower beds
Getting our hands dirty with raised flower beds

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