Isaie Jeanty Women's Hospital is located in the slum of Cite Soleil. It is a maternity hospital not equipped to handle the women it admits due to a bed shortage. The hospital doesn't even have a kitchen.
Non-profit Outside the Bowl made a deal with the Haitian government to build a Super Kitchen. The government will provide the property gratis and OTB will feed hospital staff and patients as well as provide to other food programs in Cite Soleil.
Boulevard Jean-Jacques Dessalines - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
A new way to fight sexually transmitted diseases in Haiti such as HIV Aids. The introduction of newborn male circumcision.
One would think any procedure that had the promised potential to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS by up to 60 percent would be wholeheartedly adopted by the government of Haiti. First Lady Sophia Martelly did, and thanks to the efforts of the man who convinced her, an infectious diseases physician from UCLA, Jeffrey Klausner, some Haitian doctors have been trained in the practice that had been largely left behind in the country. With a team he trained to impart the knowledge of the procedure, Klausner spearheaded the setting up of a surgical facility in the capital aimed at offering contraceptive and protective solutions.
Several cases of Haitian mothers found to be abandoning their children in hospital in Dominican Republic.
Dominican Hospitals tasked with finding Homes for Abandoned Children
Haitian mothers are deserting their children at Dominican hospitals. Arturo Grullon Hospital Director, Dr. Morel, says the hospital must take care of the children while CONANI looks for foster families or an orphanage.
She says mothers bring in a sick child, get them admitted, and then flee, never to return. She adds new policies will be implemented for Haitian mothers bringing in sick children, to stop the practice of child abandonment.
Here is a picture of a new modern birth center for women in Haiti. Maison de Naissance or Maternal Health Center in Torbeck.
With a name that means "Home of Birth" the Torbeck maternal health center, Maison de Naissance, needs to be a place of comfort, peace and efficiency. The beautiful, modern health facility seems to be all that, servicing the poor in the vicinity and welcoming hundreds of babies into the world. Since 2004, they have done over 132,000 consults and hosted the birth of nearly 5,000 babies. This year, the center celebrates its 10th anniversary.