The operating budget for the clinic for a year is currently $190,000.
That does not include the repairs needed after Hurricane Matthew. The repairs alone for that will be $59,000. This does not includethe extra operating costs to keep the clinic open for 4 weeks after the hurricane when we saw 4 times as many patients per day as usual. During this time we did not charge for any care.
The budget to run the clinic was even further decimated by the effects of Hurricane Matthew which struck southern Haiti in early October of 2016. What little income Klinik Fonfred received by payment for patients when they were seen went away after the hurricane.
For five weeks after the hurricane all patients were seen free and this included medication prescribed through the pharmacy. Instead of the usual 30-40 patients seen each day the number was maxed out at 120 each day. The clinic and its staff could not accommodate any more patients. Doctors and nurses worked through their scheduled days off and worked late into the day doing all they could.
Provide the healthcare for 1 child for 1 year - $25
Provide prenatal care for 1 woman throughout her pregnancy - $100
Care for a family of up to 6 people for 1 year - $150
Medication and lab tests for a child with Juvenile Arthritis for 6 months - $120
Support services for vaccination program (Vaccines are free) - $80/month
All X-rays for 1 day up to 5 X-rays - $50
All CBC lab tests for 1 week - $60
Salary for 1 general practitioner for 1 month - $1,000
Salary for 1 registered nurse for 1 month - $500 for 1 month
Salary for 1 lab technician for 1 month - $200/month
Be a Part of a Medical Team
Donate your expertise to be part of a medical team. Doctors, nurses and other professionals are needed to be part of a medical team that goes to remote areas to run clinics. Travelers on medical trips, like all trips overseen by Forward in Health to Haiti, pay their own expenses. Trips can range from $1,600 to $2,100. The air travel to Haiti and ground travel around the country are the most difficult to predict and can vary greatly from trip to trip. Members of medical teams are required to compete an orientation conducted by Forward in Health co-founder Paula Mulqueen, RN. The orientation typically consists of three 2-3 hour long sessions. During these sessions travelers are oriented to Haiti and the Haitian culture, the degree of abject poverty they will see, proper dress, conduct, and expectations of the trip.
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