July 13, 2011
I have been to Haiti several times on medical missions but most recently with Haiti Clinic in Citie Soliel. Citie Soliel is one of the poorest slums in the world, with no running water, sanitation or electricity. The residents there have very little access to healthcare. Unlike many other missions to Haiti, Haiti Clinic is dedicated to providing a permanent clinic there with US physicians coming in only to support the Haitian providers who are there all of the time. As such, Haiti Clinic is able to provide better quality healthcare for the residents of Citie Soliel. Haiti Clinic sends teams to the clinic every two months or so to restock medicines and provide specialty care to help eradicate the many parasitic and infectious diseases endemic to the area. They have also established a prenatal and woman's clinic. All of the physicians here are volunteers and there is almost no "administrative overhead"...we pay our own way and provide for our own meals while there. Donations go predominantly to the running of the clinic.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Witnessing the care provided to the people of Citie Soliel, Port au prince, Haiti
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Haiti clinic desperately needs funding to continue to carry out its work.
Professional with expertise in this field & Provided medical care to the residents of Citie Soliel.