Zanmitay Sant Sante- friends helping friends Health Centre
Zanmitay Sant de Sante, Friends Helping Friends Health Center, is Haiti ARISE's On-site Medical Clinic which serves to provide relief of poverty by meeting basic health care needs, preventing disease outbreaks and providing specialized medical care. Our desire is to couple health education with training for medical personnel and treatment of patients. We currently serve a region of 60,000 people (though many come from a farther distance) and see 6,000 patients each year.
The on-site medical facility started construction in Oct 2010 with a newly designed system for Haiti, pre-fabricated concrete panels. This system has provided hands-on training for the local Haitian labor force. The facility includes four exam rooms, four operation rooms, pharmacy, laboratory, staff office, reception area, bathrooms and public showers.
This project is possible thanks to our partnership with Cranbrook Team led by Dr. Bob Cutler and Hungry for Life.
Clinics have been operating bi-annually since 2007 with visiting medical teams led by Dr. Bob Cutler. Haiti ARISE has been honored to serve the people of Grand-Goave by providing quality health care for simple illnesses to complex problems such as heart surgery. The current health care system in Haiti is very minimal and many people go untreated for many basic diseases. We have seen on average 1000-1500 patients in every two-week clinic hosted. Education in health, hygiene and prevention is also a major part of our philosophy in health care. Every clinic is coupled with short teachings on subjects such as pre and post-natal care, basic and dental hygiene, Post Traumatic Stress, nutrition etc.
The medical clinic has been open since 2012 for regular operations 3 days a week with a Haitian staff team of 1 doctor, 2 nurses, pharmacist, administrator, medical records personnel and 2 janitors. The clinic is now operating full time for 5 days a week with our Haitian staff. We continue to host medical teams annually to provide excellent healthcare and training.
In 2016 we opened a new medical testing lab and hired a new lab technician, and are now able to provide on-site testing for patients included in their $2.40 US per visit fee. This makes testing possible for patients without the extra travel and cost, and they can now get immediate results and quicker treatment of their illness. In 2017 we are in the process of adding a maternal health component to our clinic, which will include three Haitian midwives and three nurses.
How You Can Help
You can help support the medical clinic by sponsoring the purchase of medical supplies, or much needed baby packs. You can also come down and take part in clinics if you are a medical professional. Click on an image below, or you can visit our Online Gift Catalogue or DONATE page to support the Medical Clinic.