Hurricane Matthew Update: HAS has been operating continuously following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, is the strongest storm in the Carribean in nearly a decade. While the hospital has not endured any physical damage at this point, two of our rural community health centers, Tienne and Bastien, have been closed due to the dangerous road conditions in the mountains. The Liancourt and Deschapelles health centers, located in the plains, remain open unless conditions dictate that we close them.
As of yet, HAS has not seen any injuries sustained but as the hurricane passes and communities return to normal activities (particularly remote communities) on roads damaged by flooding or mudslides, the hospital and community health staff do expect to see an increase in injuries, as well as patients with waterborne illnesses such as cholera, which will most likely spike due to the rain and the destruction of sanitation infrastructure.
Due to its 60 year presence in Haiti, HAS has the facilities, staff and necessary systems in place that enable the Haitian medical team to respond immediately to hurricane victims. This network of clinicians and community health workers affords HAS the ability to effectively and quickly reach the approximately 350,000 people in their 610 square mile service area.
With sufficient funding, HAS can continue saving lives and treating injured and sick people during the aftermath Hurricane Matthew. Your gift will help with the following:
Costs of bringing injured people to HAS for appropriate medical care
Additional medical supplies needed to treat patients with cholera or other waterborne diseases
Costs for any additional doctors, nurses, or medical staff to treat patients
Costs for increased community education, mobilization and hygiene supplies for communities with cholera outbreaks
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE CHILDREN OF HAITI.
THE GOLFERS ENJOYED THEIR TME ON THE COURSE. THEIR MONEY HAD
BEEN RAISED AND WOULD GO TO THE MATERNAL AND CHILD
CARE PROGRAMS AT HOSPITAL ALBERT SCHWEITZER, HAITI AND THE YOUTH
RE-ENTRY PROGRAM AT THE STELLA HOUSE ORPHANAGE, CAP HAITIAN, HAITI.
BEVERLY GOLF & CC WAS IN GREAT SHAPE AND WE ACKNOWLEDGED THE HARD
WORK THAT HAD BEEN DONE BY THE 100 HOLES FOR HAITI GOLF COMMITTEE.
THE CHALLENGE WAS THERE AND WE ACCEPTED IT. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO
PARTICIPATED AND PUSHED THEMSELVES TO RAISE OVER $30,000 THIS YEAR
WITH EVEN MORE MONEY COMING IN AS WE GOLFED. THIS EVENT IS AN
ENJOYABLE SUCCESS AND WE CELEBRATED THE FUNDS RAISED FOR HAITI.