July 13, 2011
I've been to Haiti 4 times in the last year volunteering as a physician with Haiti Clinic. The people in the organization are wonderful. The clinic serves the most needy population in the Port Au Prince area. Even prior to the earthquake they had no electricity, running water or sanitation. The clinic does an excellent job with very limited resources providing free medical care and medicines for acute illness, prenatal care and well baby care. Haiti Clinic is staffed by a Haitian physician and nurses during the week. On weekends, physicians from the states come down to do large clinics. All volunteers pay all their own expenses. So, there is no overhead to speak of. Every donated dollar is used to provide care to people who would otherwise never get it!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've seen people get acute and preventive care for free that they never would have received without Haiti Clinic.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Help them get a better building to see patients so they can provide more care and services in a more accommodating environment
Volunteer & Direct medical care and implimented a well baby program.