Hospital Saint Nicholas in Saint-Marc is a 300-bed facility that was badly hit by the 2010 earthquake and it has been struggling with insufficient medical professionals, equipment and supplies for a long time. In 2011, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund had granted a Fund of $1,812,220 to its sister organization Zanmi Lasante in Haiti to improve the scope and quality of the public health system in the country. The development program undertaken for Hospital Saint Nicolas will improve (a) the present doctor-patient ratio, (b) train new 18 Haitian family practice physicians, (c) retain 80 to 100 local nursing staff who will further train 1,000 health workers, and (d) increase the scope and quality of health care provided by Hospital Saint Nicholas as a referral hospital for the 1.5 million inhabitants of Artibonite region. Haiti is a country with high rates of infant mortality (58.0/1,000) where only 24% of births are attended by skilled health personnel and 523 women die for every 100,000 births and 1 in 10 children dies before the age of 5.
Rue Pierre Pinchinat No. 16-25, Saint-Marc, Haiti; Tel: 2279-1611
Departement Artibonite, Artibonite, Deschapelles, Gonaives, Pignon, Dessalines:
Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, Deschapelles (Posted already)
Hospital La Providence, Gonaïves
Hospital Bienfaisance de Pignon
Hospital Claire-Heureuse, Dessalines
Here are some picture of the massacre of La Scierie in the town of Saint-Marc.
A few days before the departure of Aristide on February 29, 2004 following a coup d'état, about 44 Lavalas opponents were killed. Seven people were arrested, including former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, former Deputy Amanus Mayette and former Interior Minister and present Provisional President Jocelerme Privert. Most people of St Marc, including the National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR-Haiti) insisted that Prime Minister Neptune was responsible for the genocide. NCHR described that as-- "cruel, horrific, savage and barbaric" "crime against humanity"; it was "genocide. However, the former Prime Minister Neptune had objected to the term 'massacre', because he considered "that was a fight between two different sides. Ramicose, which was an organization close to the opposition, fought with Bale Wouze, which was a popular organization belonging to Lavalas." However, no sufficient evidence was found, none of the accused were convicted, nor even tried in connection with the La Scierie incident. In a recent interview on Radio Magic 9, the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert rejected every allegation when he was asked about his involvement in the massacre of La Scierie in Saint-Marc town.
Here is a picture of President Nissage Saget, first Haitian president to serve out his term of office form 1869 to 1874
Born in September 1810 to a relative of the war hero, Jean Jacques Dessalines, Saget was one of five children. By the age of eight years old, he became the only one of his siblings still alive following an outbreak of yellow fever. Following high school at the Lycee National de Port-au-Prince President Saget started adult life working on his father's farm.
Saget was chained and brought to St. Mark's, where he was imprisoned and suffered much abuse. Following Soulouque's fall, Saget was reinstated as Commander of the base at Leogane. Then Saget, in 1869 would lead a troop into Port-au-Prince where, with the approval of the masses, Salnave was killed. Following this victory, Parliament mandated Saget's presidency for four years.
Here is a picture of Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable in Saint-Marc
Hand in Hand for Haiti Student Sponsorship Program Delivers Free Education for Neediest Children
Julian Diaz, CEO of the Dufry Group (DG), has made a generous donation to Hand in Hand for Haiti Student Sponsorship Program. DG's donation will help provide free education for 25 children at Jean- Baptiste Pointe du Sable School in the town of Saint-Marc.
A year's sponsorship costs $5,000 USD for one child, and covers their tuition, supplies, study aids, library resources, uniform, meals, and transportation. The program is targeted toward the most vulnerable population.
Here is a picture of a great Haitian man, Jean-Baptiste Point Du Sable. As it is widely known, He is the founder of Chicago.
All we know about Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable is that he was born in the city of St Marc, Haiti, in 1745. and likely moved to New Orleans after his mother passed away. Thanks to his best friends Clemorgan, and Choctaw, he got involved in trading. With his intelligence, Du Sable was involved in negotiation between Indian tribes and counties such as Canada and the US. We learned that he later married Catherine. By 1776 Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable had a large fortune, including commercial buildings, docks, a mansion house and livestock