The Community Clinic is open to the community of Mirebalais and has served hundreds of patients since it began in 2012. Currently, the Haiti Children’s Home operates a clinic from three separate locations: two in Mirebalais and one in nearby Palto.
Visits to the clinic are free of charge and serve people who suffer from a variety of illnesses and injuries. The most common ailments treated are skin infections, as well as injuries such as minor to moderate cuts and burns. Respiratory problems and mosquito-born illnesses such as Malaria are also common.
Many people cannot afford to pay to see a doctor or for medicine. As a result, many people die from common and very treatable injuries and illnesses that have gone on untreated. The people are encouraged to seek care, free-of-charge from HCH Community Clinics. If the cases are too severe, HCH will refer them to the hospital.
Read more about our Palto Community Clinic…
Palto Community Clinic
In January, 2015 Haiti Children’s Home began a Community Clinic in Palto with 1 family. We met in someone’s yard at first but now meet at a church or at a school in Palto. Currently, 67 families are on file that we meet with every other week. In Palto, we track the weight and health of the kids in these families as well as provide them with Manna Packs. If the cases are severe, we also give them Medicated Mumba.
Here is a story of our first family that we reached out to in Palto…
Our first family we began to help was a mom and dad and their three children. When we first met the mother, she had such a despairing look in her eyes. She had given up hope. Her children were unhealthy and malnourished. Now, 2 years later, the children are much healthier – so much so that this family will be graduating from the Nutritional Program in Palto. Mom has much more hope now that she has seen the improvements in her children.
The Palto Community Clinic includes educating the parents on how to take care of their children and personal hygiene.
The impact of Community Outreach Sponsorship through HCAS, which funds the Community Clinics in Mirebalais and Palto, cannot be over emphasized. Many families in the community are able to stay together when parents are given education, food and hope. Many parents thought they’d have to give up their children because they didn’t have the means to take care of their kids. The Community Clinics and Nutritional Program has given the people of Mirebalais and Palto the hope and means to stay together as healthy families. This in turn means that Haiti Children’s Home doesn’t become over burdened with unnecessarily orphaned children.
Please help us reach out to the community of Haiti by becoming a Community Outreach Sponsor!