Forward in Health provides a medical hand-up to the people of Fonfred, Haiti by bringing quality healthcare to the region. Through Klinik Fonfred and medical teams from the US we are changing medical care, one patient at a time.
1st Forward in Health trip to Haiti in 2018
The first Forward in Health trip to Haiti in 2018 is a medical team. The team is comprised of 20 members, including trip leaders Lori Belliveau, R.N. and Forward in Health medical director John Harrington, M.D.
Tuesday into Wednesday is day one of travel. The team traveled from Boston or New York to Miami. They spent the night at the Miami Airport. These pictures show how some of the members spent the night. The most resourceful were clearly Amber and Amber, pharmacist and pharmacy technician at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Each traveled to Haiti in October of 2017 for the first time. Like many travelers with Forward in Health they had a life changing experience and were anxious to return.
The team was up early and took the first flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince. From there they began the 6-7 hour bus ride to the Forward in Health guest house in Les Cayes. Les Cayes is in southern Haiti. Their first day of mobile medical clinics will be in Les Cayes. The team will be up early tomorrow, Thursday, to set the clinic up at a site in Les Cayes.
Klinik Fonfred is a 3,500 square foot primary care clinic located in Aux Cayes opened in 2015 and is the center piece of our work. The clinic is entirely operated by a Haitian staff including a director, doctors, nurses, and clerical staff. Klinik Fonfred is able to offer services scarce or entirely unavailable in southern Haiti. We have digital x-rays and laboratory services that were unheard of except in Port-au-Prince which is 8 hours away. READ MORE
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