During this season of thanksgiving, we are grateful to be part of another project unfolding in Terre Blanche, Haiti: the construction of an addition to the Clinic of Hope.
Currently, the foundation is being built, with all the construction being done by Haitian workers.
The clinic first opened its doors in February 2007, providing consistent health care in the community for the first time. Today, the clinic is staffed year-round by Haitian medical personnel and hosts visiting medical teams from the United States.
After the earthquake in January, we realized we were seeing sicker and more complicated cases at the Clinic of Hope. Some patients needed to be observed overnight or longer.
Haiti Foundation of Hope recently broke ground on an addition to the clinic building. Once completed, the space will provide a place to keep patients overnight rather than placing them in makeshift or temporary locations. During the recent cholera outbreak, some patients were being treated in the church across the street from the clinic.
The new space will also allow for more room for minor surgeries, newborn deliveries, a community health office, and a resting place before critical patients are transported to other medical facilities.
We’re excited about seeing the completion of the clinic addition and the extra space that it will provide as we continue to serve the people in Terre Blanche.