The Internally Displaced Peoples’ Camp (IDP) of Canaan is an IDP camp about an hour north of the capital, Port-au-Prince, where approximately 90,000 people have resettled after the 2011 earthquake. The clinic is managed by Medical Teams International Haitian staff nurses and is offered supplimental support by visiting US-based volunteer physicians and nurses. The nurses provide consultations, exams, medications and health training to the population living in Canaan on a daily basis. We support the Canaan IDP Community by:
Staffing and managing daily primary care medical clinics that care for over 18,000 residents of the Canaan IDP camp annually.
Building the clinic structure that serves as a primary care clinic, community center and church.
Providing referrals and arranging transfers of those in need of acute care.
Providing pharmaceutical services at the camp.
Sending 12 primary care and specialty service volunteer teams from the US annually.
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