SHADA CLINIC – Cap Haitien
Home to about 25,000 Haitians, Shada is known as the most impoverished area in the city of Cap Haitien. In 2011, HUFH provided much needed funds to rebuild and renovate the Shada clinic, the only low cost medical clinic in the community. The Clinique Communautaire de Shada currently services approximately 300 to 400 patients a month, half of them infants and children. HUFH continues to provide direct financial support to fund the clinic operations and the salaries of the Haitian physicians and nurses employed there. Our visiting medical teams provide general clinical care and pediatric and gynecology consultations.
HAITI VILLAGE HEALTH – Bas Limbe
Bod me Limbe is one of 16 distinct, small villages in the area of Bas Limbe, a rural fishing community on the coastal region of northern Haiti. The total estimated population of the Bas Limbe area is 25,000 – 30,000, about half of whom are children, while the village of Bod me Limbe has a population of about 600 people. The entire Bas Limbe area lacks infrastructure; most homes are without electricity and many are without plumbing. In 2008, Haiti Village Health, which merged with HUFH in 2014, opened Sante Pou Yo Clinic, a permanent health clinic located in Bod me Limbe. The clinic, which serves the entire Bas Limbe area, is currently open 4 days a week, delivers hundreds of babies, holds outreach clinics in the surrounding communities, and is supplemented by visiting global health teams.
OPEN DOOR CLINIC – Bois de Lance
Bois de Lance is a small rural farming village located about 3 miles outside of the city of Limonade, a city of 380,000 people and home to the new University of the Nord, and is considered part of greater Limonade. Located about 15 miles from Cap Haitien, the population of Bois de Lance is estimated to be between 22,000 and 25,000, and is almost entirely economically dependent upon cultivation. Open Door is a faith-based organization that operates a school, a clinic, and recently opened a home for orphaned or displaced children in BDL. HUFH helps provide medical expertise to the organization’s already established clinic.
Dondon, an idyllic town encircled by huge mountains, is the site of our newest, most remote clinic, serving a population of about 25,000. Although located not too far from Grande Riviere du Nord, Milot and Saint-Raphael, Dondon is difficult to reach because of the mountainous terrain and the poor roads, which are rudimentary and sometimes impassable depending on the rains. Dondon is at the heart of Haiti National Historic Parc which includes the Citadel, the San Souci palace and Ramiers, a UNESCO world heritage since 1982. Although Dondon has a functioning medical clinic, the level of acuity is high. None of the doctors or nurses are paid, and the nurses buy the medications themselves for their pharmacy. Dondon is home to a HUFH hypertension program and a malnutrition program.