Mar 26, 2021

Dealing with the government bureaucracy

Dear Donor, please receive a cordial greeting. There no words to fully express our gratitude for trusting our project an give us your support. Your donation means the world to us ! 

Your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of the underserved people who could be at risk of blindness due to lack of timely ophthalmological care, specially those living at the eastern region of the Dominican Republic.

We continue focused on equipping the clinic areas and the staffing as well in order to inaugurate the center in 2021 and start offering the outpatient consultations services.

 We hope to offer surgical services in the second stage of the project, the surgical  equipment needs to be placed anyway even if only the clinical area is finished.

 Parallel to these actions, we are making efforts to reach a collaboration agreement with the Dominican government to put the center into operation with local human resources, of which some would be provided by the government. The signing of the agreement (regarding the assignment of some personnel and others) has been slowed down due to the change of government in the DR.    

Likewise, we are dealing with the customs arrangements for the importation of the equipment.

In the other hand, we have not yet obtained the Hospital License from the Ministry of Health. 

As we all know government paperwork often do not go forward as expected due to bureaucracy and political aspects. 

We hope to open the center at the end of the year, as soon as it has the equipment, furniture, medical materials and staffing needed to ensure high quality ophthalmological services.

We are together in this and we hope that it will remain so , your support  help make our project possible. 

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can. 

 Again, thank you very much ! 

All the best,

Mar 19, 2021

Many reasons to be proud

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province.  

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Significant achievements: Since its opening in March 2, 2020  the center has served more than 2,400 patients  !  The most common health conditions are autism, physical disability, language and learning disorders

Without your help this would not have been possible.

This center has changed the lives of many families, whose children with disabilities were not receiving any medical treatment because there was no health center of this type in the entire region.

Given that the pandemic is under control in the DR, all the services remain available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

 

 

Mar 16, 2021

Significant Achievements

Dear Donor, receive a warm greeting. Thank you very much for your support, your generosity is making a huge difference in the lives of thousands of  low income families living in the  underserved communities of the Punta Cana destination, whose children are receiving quality health care services  

Currently all the medical services are available (as the pandemic is being controlled in the DR). Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program, pharmacy services, x ray services, training program

Regarding the medical care provided to the population we continue implementing the corresponding health and safety protocols, due to “new normal” caused by the covid-19 epidemic.  Likewise the meetings and  trainings are being carried out using virtual platforms 

The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

Relevant statistics to show up: Since its opening in May 2017 the center has served around 160,000 patients. Without your support it would not have been possible !

See the pictures attached 

 There are still goals to achieve:

  • Purchase the missing medical equipment and furniture (3 diagnostic set consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope, 1 dental chair, 1 air sterilizer for the dental unit, 3 pediatric sphygmomanometer, among others)
  • Increase the staff training programs
  • Increase the supply of medical materials and medications.

Looking forward you continue to partner with us !

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

These are hard times but better times will come !

 Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes !

 
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