Haiti

Haiti

A woman and child receives medicine from a pharmacy at Visitation Hospital in Petite Riviere de Nippes, Haiti. Taken by Brett Williams in 2008.

One of Direct Relief’s key partners in Haiti is Visitation Hospital. Direct Relief has provided medical material assistance to Haiti focusing on primary health care and basic medical supplies.

Visitation Hospital serves between 80 and 90 patients a day at its facility, which is designed to be environmentally sustainable. Its programs include a community health initiative in nutrition and vitamin distribution to help alleviate malnourishment among children, as well as programs for deworming and water purification. The facility houses a lab and pharmacy, seven exam rooms, two medical/dental procedure rooms, and a food bank. Malaria, hypertension, malnutrition, and gastrointestinal issues are most frequently seen among patients.

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Posted by Direct_Relief on 2009-11-18 21:53:51

Tagged: , Visitation Hospital , Haiti , Petite Riviere de Nippes , Caribbean , Child , Baby , Pharmacist , Infant , Medicine , Pharmacy , medical supplies , Direct Relief , DR , MCH , Maternal and Child Health , Hispaniola , http://www.directrelief.org/

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