2016 was a strong year for Helping Haiti. Mario, our head nurse at the Helping Haiti Medical Clinic in Cite Soleil, Haiti, lead our team through seeing 1,848 patients (469 of them were children), who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford health care or medication for their injuries and illnesses.
Last year we also partnered with Kindness In Action, which brought a dental team to our clinic for a week. They helped over 300 people with their dental needs. Extracting, filling, cleaning, educating and relieving a tremendous amount of pain.
2016 also saw Hurricane Matthew devastate communities across Haiti. Our clinic was open to the public the evening Matthew arrived in Cite Soleil to act as a safe shelter. Following the worst of the storm and as soon as our nurses were physically able to get to the clinic (of course, they and their families faced this crisis also) it was opened to treat the many sicknesses caused by the flooding and lack of sanitation facilities.
2017 will be another big year! We will continue to work towards an expanded Clinic program and the development of the Helping Haiti Community Centre. Please join us in raising a glass for work well done!