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Monday, October 31, 2011
The clinic have 2 nurses and 1 assistant nurse, 1 doctor, 2 lab technicians for the lab.
They have 80 people per week. They receive medications from MSPP and ICC.
World food program feeds the people who are pregnant, malnourished and have TB and HIV.
They do receive cholera patients but they send the people to the HHA cholera tents.
Their consultation is free!
It is a large facility: 5 Cubans doctors, 2 haitien doctors, 7 nurse and 2 assistant nurses; they have 600-700 people per week.
RMM is an ONG that supports them by paying 3 nurses.
When they received cholera patients they send them to HHA
The people pay 25 gdes for consultations, and additional for medications and tests. They need more employees for the hospital but can't afford to pay them. For example, they have one lab technician to do 50 lab tests at a time; when he comes in he does have time to do all of the labs (but they do not have enough money to pay an additional tech to come in)
The clinic have a mobile clinic every week and they use the ambulance to travel o different communities.
Father Joseph had told us that they have an ambulance that is available for other people to use (other clinics, hospitals, etc.), but the only thing you to be aware of is the person requesting use has to have a driver and gas; it is available anytime to us.
They need and doxycycline and bactrim (antibiotics) are the two most important medications that they need at the clinic. They do have a cholera treatment center in Caracol and that cholera treatment center is receiving 1-5 people per day. MSPP are supporting them with cholera supplies. They have one nurse and two assistant nurses working there. The head nurse is Miss Martine.
Julian Malinak, MPH
Team Leader, Cap Haitien Health Network
Facilitating coordination among health organizations in northern Haiti
Sent from my mobile device--pardon the brevity
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We hope that this hospital becomes a resource for those throughout the area, since it has a surgeon available throughout the week, a variety of diagnostic services (sonography, x-ray, hemogram, glucose, liver function), AIDS and TB programs, 15 clean, well maintained beds, and several doctors on staff (both Cuban and Haitian). They also go to communities with cholera cases and work with health agents to promote prevention and wellness. As always, the Network Support team is available to facilities coordination and learning between this facility and others around it.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
I encourage everyone to make this trip one day. Straight from Fort Lauderdale to Cap Haitian.