Thank you for your continued support for The Haiti Health Trust (THHT) and the community health center in Haiti. We have been very busy the last several months continuing to provide exceptional health care to a patient population of over 30,000 in northern Haiti, treating everything from the common cold to Cholera. Our clinic saw 1214 patients in January and February, and we recently purchased a new ambulance to extend our emergency services.
The daily tales of need can be intensely harrowing here, and are a constant reminder as to the great need of why we’re here. In early January, one of our ambulance drivers knocked on the office's door, asking if we could come and help with an emergency, after a truck full of people had flipped over outside the hospital. About 22 patients subsequently crammed into the clinic, which ended up looking more like an accident and emergency ward. The staff did a fantastic job, dealing with some very critical cases, and undoubtedly saving many lives.
In other news, our Medical Director, Dr Paul Toussaint was presented with a national award in Haiti last week, honoring the work he’s done for paediatric care in Northern Haiti. It was a great honor for him to receive such an award, and very much deserved. His passion and hunger for justice in the area of healthcare is truly inspirational, and it’s a privilege to serve with him!
There is much to be celebrated and much that spurs serious reflection on healthcare issues here in Haiti. Please join us, and continue your support. Stay updated at www.haitihealthtrust.org.