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 firstname.lastname@example.org/207 347 6733
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