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Centre Hospitalier Christian Martinez

Centre Hospitalier Christian Martinez

Providing necessary health-care services in the Sud-Est region, the Centre Hospitalier Christian Martinez in Jacmel is equipped for everyday medical care, and also works well in emergencies as evidenced by their work during the two 2010 disasters of the earthquake and Hurricane Tomas. The hospital, which has been in operation for 10 years now, can be found across from Parquet de Jacmel. It has a staff of around 50 people who are versed in the languages of Creole, French, English and Spanish.

Address:
Rue Seymour Pradel # 47 - Jacmel, Haiti
3458-2111/ 3879-4477

Other Hospitals in Departement Sud-est, Sud-est, Jacmel:
Hospital Saint-Michel de Jacmel

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Haiti's Cervical Cancer Epidemic

Haiti's Cervical Cancer Epidemic

Did you know that Haiti has the highest number of women with Cervical cancer in the world?

The risk factors for cervical cancer include human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, smoking, taking birth control pills, and engaging in early sexual contact.

Statistical figures suggest that cervical cancer, one of the main causes of cancer deaths, is a disease of poverty; it is more prevalent among the poor and 85% of cervical cancer occurs in the developing world with a 50% mortality rate all around the world. Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the world. The people in the poor countries are more susceptible to this form of the disease because the latest detection tools like 'Pap smear screening test', etc. are not easily available in these countries, the presence of very few well equipped laboratories and skilled personnel make the situation worse. The poor people, especially from remote locations cannot continue necessary treatments and some of the recommend follow up tests. According to some health experts, a test with vinegar, named 'VIA' (visual inspection with acetic acid) can be a good low cost solution in such circumstances.

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Santre de Sante Kay Kok in Ile-A-Vache

Santre de Sante Kay Kok in Ile-A-Vache

Here is a picture of Santre de Sante Kay Kok in Ile-A-Vache. This is to show you that island that was abandoned at one point is now the object of many interests as it was ranked among the top beached in the world. Now, with Santre de Sante Kay Kok that was recently built among other projects in Ile-A-Vache, the residents ave the opportunity to remain in the island for basic health care.

After the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian government had a plan to turn this beautiful island into a tourist destination. There were many infrastructure works and social projects that were underway; from roads, airport, to port and marina. There was a project for 1,000 hotel rooms, and an 18-hole golf course as well.

However in 2014 a presidential decree declared the island property of the government for tourism development purpose did not seat well many of the residents. People who have lived there for several generations went to the street to protest against the plan. They were afraid that the government would take their land

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A Plan to eliminate malaria on the island of Hispaniola

A Plan to eliminate malaria on the island of Hispaniola

Haiti and the Dominican Republic are expected to become free from malaria by 2020 or exactly in 5 years.

A joint effort by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has made it their task to eradicate all indigenous cases of malaria in Hispaniola, the island that is shared by Haiti and Dominican Republic. The project aims to do this by 2020, and is funded to the tune of just under $30 million US from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. According to PAHO, in 2013, there were 20,000 confirmed cases of malaria on the island. Hispaniola is the only Caribbean island still battling malaria, which is endemic there.

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St. Francois de Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

St. Francois de Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Here is a picture of the new St. François de Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, five year after Haiti earthquake has destroyed it.

New St. Francois de Sales Hospital subsidized by Paying Patients

The new St. Francois de Sales Hospital, resurrected after the 2010 earthquake, has re-opened. It is now a teaching hospital with more beds and expanded services: pediatrics, obstetrics, surgery, and cancer treatment, as well as an electronic records system and ambulance service.

The $22.8 million facility was funded by the U.S. Catholic Health Association, Dominican Republic Sur Futuro Foundation, and Atlanta Catholic Community. The hospital will be subsidized by paying patients being cared for in a private wing.

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Telemedicine or medecine via web cam in Haiti

Telemedicine or medecine via web cam in Haiti

Here is a picture that you might want to start getting familiar with if you are living in Haiti. Telemedicine or medecine via web cam has been introduced in Haiti that provides doctors at a Haiti hospital with access to around-the-clock medical support.

New Videoconferencing Program trains Haitian Doctors in Trauma and Intensive Care Treatment

The University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine is helping trauma room doctors in Haiti treat patients, who are suffering from many types of critical injuries and conditions. UM has begun a telemedicine service that offers 24-hour medical support via instant video communication. The videoconferencing is a cost-effective method, needing only a laptop with a webcam. The service, which began in December of 2014, has UM trauma specialists interact with emergency room (EM) doctors, working in the trauma and critical section of Port-au-Prince's Bervard Mevs Hospital.

Haiti's healthcare infrastructure is underdeveloped, and only made worse by 2010's earthquake, which it has not yet recovered from. Haitian doctors don't receive sufficient training in trauma treatment, and supplies can be difficult to obtain.

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St. Francis de Sales hospital in Port-au-Prince

St. Francis de Sales hospital in Port-au-Prince

This is a picture of the new 200-bed St. Francis de Sales hospital in Port-au-Prince

Five years after the devastating earthquake that destroyed the St. Francis de Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the hospital is set to re-open on January 15, 2015 with a new 200-bed modern hospital facility. The 100 year old archdiocesan hospital, was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake; it has been rebuilt with a generous $10.1 million funding support of Catholic Health Care Organizations in the United States. The hospital is owned and governed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake leveled 80% of the hospital building, including general inpatient and pediatric section. An estimated 70 people, including patients, staff and visitors were killed when the building collapsed. The Catholic Health Association joined hands with the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince to rebuild and organize fund for the construction of the new 125,000-square-foot hospital into a first-rate medical facility.

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Haiti's General Hospital, Circa during the government of Joseph Davilmar Theodore

Haiti's General Hospital, Circa during the government of Joseph Davilmar Theodore

Here is a picture of Haiti's General Hospital, Circa during the administration of President Joseph Davilmar Théodore

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UMass Boston Student to Fight Sickle Cell Anemia in Haiti

UMass Boston Student to Fight Sickle Cell Anemia in Haiti

Sickle Cell Anemia and the Haitian population

UMass Boston Student to Fight Sickle Cell Anemia in Haiti

Sickle cell anemia, one of the most prevalent diseases in people of African descent, is one of the most under-funded diseases in the world. The effects of the disease, caused by abnormally shaped red blood cells, create great pain for sufferers who are said to be one in every 400. Based on these statistics, students of the University of Massachusetts, with the aid of the Haitian American Society and the African Student Union, held a fundraiser on December 6 to raise money and awareness for children suffering from the disease in Haiti.

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Maison de Naissance - Maternal Health Center in Torbeck

Maison de Naissance -  Maternal Health Center in Torbeck

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.

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