By Danny Muller - Logistics and Outreach Coordinator
The Justinien Hospital received a 40 ft container filled with medical supplies and equipment from Konbit Sante, sent in early June and arrived on July 25th, 2012. The container included a large supply of materials for our US volunteers ( a collective of engineers and electricians) who will implement and continue training of local staff to maintain the wells that currently provide water to the Justinien Hospital.
Critical components included a replacement pump and parts for one of the wells that is currently not functioning, a large supply of electrical equipment that will provide safer and more stable power to run the pumps, tubing, tools and parts work to further redirect and isolate waste water.
Konbit Sante staff in Cap Haitien has propositioned and inventoried the equipment and secured it at the hospital. Staff from the US will travel in September to conduct an evaluation and make certain that all items are in place to make the most of our professional volunteers who will be traveling in October and November 2012. The next trip includes plans for evaluation of individual services, such as maternity, to determine the current level of access and make improvements, and to finalize the plumbing needed to bring a sterilizer online in surgery.
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