Fr. Labou and 
FIH President 
John Mulqueen, MD

What it means to “be here”

Recently I was thinking back to my first trip to Haiti in 2001.  At the end of the trip I was so anxious to get home that I practically ran from Logan Airport to home sweet home, Gardner, Massachusetts.  Little did I know that so much would change because of that trip. I was so […]

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The Effects of Hurricane Matthew

The FIH budget was decimated by the effects of Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, which ravaged southern Haiti on October 4th of 2016. Klinik Fonfred was able to reopen two days later. Before it opened the staff went to work clearing downed trees, mopping up the water throughout the clinic, wiping the entire clinic […]

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Stories from Klinik Fonfred

“The clinic is like God coming down to Earth” How important is it to have Klinik Fonfred open and providing life-saving prenatal, preventative, and acute care 6 days/week? This can only be understood by the words of the people themselves. These are people who never dared dream of the possibility of medical care in their […]

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Dear Friends, Family and Forward in Health Supporters: As you probably are aware Hurricane Matthew was a direct hit on Southern Haiti October 4, 2016, exactly where Forward in Health provides life-saving healthcare every day.  Our clinic, Klinik Fonfred, opened in September of 2015.  Our mission and the need have never been more urgent and […]

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Hurricane Matthew

Forward in Health and our medical clinic, Klinik Fonfred, took a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew on Tuesday October 4, 2016. Our work is centered in southern Haiti in the Les Cayes area of Haiti.  Hurricane Matthew was a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds reaching over 140 mph.  In addition, the area has been devastated […]

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Spring Newsletter and Student Trip

                   Winchendon School students from the 2012 trip at the “nursing home”. In a little over 24 hours 14 high school students from The Winchendon School in Winchendon, MA will be waking up to begin their journey to Les Cayes, Haiti with Forward in Health. Travel day will begin with the bus pulling out of […]

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…the work remains

            2013 has gotten off to a great start for FIH and promises to be the year that the dream becomes a reality! The decision has been made to open the first wing of the clinic, a little less than half of the clinic space that has been built so far. This will require finish […]

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Bringing More Than Life Saving Medical Care

Aerial view of the FIH Compound Forward in Health is beginning 2013 with more plans, progress, and promise than at any time in our brief history. FIH was founded in 2006 with the apparently simple mission of bringing basic healthcare to the impoverished people of  FondeFred, Haiti. FondeFred is a community of 8,000 people with […]

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Forward in Health, the Gardner Massachusetts based non-profit constructing a healthcare clinic in Fonfred, Haiti, is kicking off the Christmas season with a Christmas concert. Performing will be the Fitchburg based Maverick Street Band. The date is Saturday November 24th at 7 PM at the Dukakis Auditorium at Monty Tech High School in Fitchburg, Ma. […]

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