We’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who have generously supported us. Many of you specifically helped us through the Global Giving Challenge at the end of 2008. Thanks to your kind support we raised over $5,000US which secured the project a prize of $2,500US. This support really will make the world of difference to us in Haiti, and we can’t possibly thank you all enough!
Six weeks ago two UK Haiti Hospital Appeal workers moved to Haiti for the next year, and have already been encouraged to see firsthand the difference our supporters have helped make. Along with the encouragement of the work that has progressed, they’ve also been touched afresh with the reality of life in Haiti.
A few weeks ago they had the opportunity with the Haiti Hospital Appeal’s new Ambulance to take a seriously sick boy called Mitch from the only existing Government run hospital in North Haiti to the Dominican Republic for some urgent care. Unfortunately the care Mitch needed could not be found in Haiti, and so we had to take him on a ten hour drive to a more suitable hospital. Had he not been able to receive this support he would have probably died. Tragically across Haiti many children are left to die due to inadequate medical support. 1 in 5 children don’t make it to their fifth birthday, and 75% of births still take place at home without any medical supervision. Mitch was fortunate enough to have the chance to go to the Dominican, but most don’t. The need for this new Paediatric and Maternity Unit is still urgent, and once completed will literally help save the lives of thousands of women and children.
Thanks to your help we’ve progressed well with the building work in the last few months, but there’s still a long way to go. Please continue to support us in this urgent work. We pray and hope you may be encouraged by the difference you’ve already helped to make in Haiti, and inspired to continue helping many other children like Mitch in the future.
Many thanks, the Haiti Hospital Appeal Team.
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