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Thank You for Your Help

Supporting Medical Education
May 6, 2019

Ninth Annual Medical Conference

Thank you to our generous donors! We received $4,628 towards our goal of $5,000 for the medical conference in Terre Blanche, Haiti. Because of your gifts, HFH was able to provide lecture materials, meals and travel expenses for participants.

The board of Haiti Foundation of Hope, along with the 250 registered participants, extend their gratitude for your support of the 9th Annual Medical Conference held March 9. Doctors, nurses, auxiliary personnel and 141 student nurses attended. It was a huge success.

The number of participants was particularly amazing as Haiti had recently been in a “lock-down” due to demonstrations throughout the country.

The number of medical professionals who came to the conference despite the unrest was evidence of the hunger for knowledge in a place where continuing medical education is limited. There were two Haitian and two American presenters speaking on various topics.

Other benefits of the conference were that Haitian health workers were introduced to the Clinic of Hope, referrals to the clinic were made, and the clinic staff could present their facility and services with pride. Some Haitian health workers asked to volunteer at the clinic. We join our Haitian partners in celebrating this on-going ministry.

What’s next?

HFH is looking ahead to the tenth annual medical conference on February 15, 2020. With your support, we will be able to provide another one-day conference that is free for participants. The cost to host the event is $20 per participant and we are expecting another 250 participants in 2020. Our goal is again $5,000.

Would you consider sponsoring one or more Haitian medical professionals with a tax-deductible donation? The money will be used to provide lecture materials, meals and travel expenses for participants. A gift of any amount will make a difference. You can make an online tax-deductible donation of any amount directly to Haiti Foundation of Hope.

Haitian staff registering attendees.
Dr. Chris Buresh demonstrating a procedure on his leg.
Dr. Rudolph Richeme translating for Haitian presenters.
Dr. Joe and Dr. Mercier, COH medical director, signing the certificates.
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