Hypertension: Approximately 18% of the patients seen have been diagnosed with High blood pressure. Hypertension among Haitians is extremely prevalent, yet few are aware of the deadly condition and even fewer are being properly treated for the disease. Some of the reason could be lack of education on the disease and access to healthcare and medications. High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard. It can increase the risk for heart disease and stroke, if left undiagnosed and untreated it could be deadly. To help address this issue, Haiti Clinic provides a high blood pressure education program for the patients and their family members since high blood pressure can be heredity. We want to educate the family. Our goals for this program are to educate the community on the importance of medications, healthy eating, what to avoid and signs and symptoms of the disease.
Deworming: Parasitic worms infect about 2 billion people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. Worms can eat 20 percent of a child’s food intake a day, leaving them malnourished, listless and unable to function in school. The highest infection rates occur amongst school aged children. The transmission typically occurs through soil, vegetation, food and water contaminated by parasite eggs. Haiti Clinic provides Albendazole, a de-worming medication to our clinics and the schools and orphanages we partner with in remote areas.
*Received over $4 million dollars of in-kind medications and supplies
*Provide care for over 12,000 Haitians in 2016
*Provide health and dental education classes to our communities and a pediatric vaccine program
*Distributed over 25,000 doses of Albendazole, deworming medication
*Haiti Clinic provides 8 schools and 3 orphanages with over the counter medications, antibiotics and first aid supplies
*Supports (non Haiti Clinic) health clinics in Mirebalais, Petionville and Cite Soleil
*Volunteers have worked over 6,300 hours
*Haiti Clinic offers free health education classes and medications for patients. Approximately 12% of the clinic community has High Blood pressure
*Our Dentists are one of the only dentists in the community- treating on average 25 patients per work day and extracting approximately 35 teeth per day
*25 community health workers have been trained by our staff in First Aid, well babycare, malnutrition, High blood pressure (signs/symptoms/management) and STD prevention.