WE are raising funds to construct a new medical and dental clinic to help the people of Cap Haitian in the north of Haiti.
BETHESDA MEDICAL CENTER·(Centre Medical Bethesda)·BMC was first started as a ministry of One Mission Society in 1965 in Cap Haitian, Haiti when nurse Flo Boyer saw the suffering of many Haitian people and the lack of healthcare. At this point we had two wings of Bethesda and started with general consultation. Since then Bethesda has grown and we now provide the following services. General consultation, emergency room, ante natal, vaccines, well baby clinic, malnutrition, physical therapy, X ray, AIDs clinic, TB clinic, dental clinic, diabetes and high blood pressure. Haiti has a very weak healthcare with roughly 40% of the population lacking access to healthcare. Even for those who live close to a health care facility often times they cannot afford the fees for a doctor, however if someone comes to Bethesda who is unable to pay we will not turn them away. Many people in Haiti die from preventable, treatable illness such as diarrhea, infections and TB. 1 in 14 children will die before they reach their 5th birthday. That is 2 children out of your child’s kindergarten class.
Bethesda exists to provide high quality, affordable healthcare to those who need it most. But that is not the only thing we do. Haiti’s history is steeped in voodoo and many people will still visit a witch doctor for illnesses, or believe that they are ill because of a curse put upon them. We believe that without the truth of the gospel there is no hope. Our main purpose is to share the good news of the gospel to bring hope into a hopeless nation. We treat around 100 - 150 patients per day with many of our patients coming from far away and arriving at Bethesda from 5am. Each patient that walks through our doors hears the word of God in morning devotions and our staff share the gospel and pray with patients as they feel led. Many patients who come for a physical illness, walk away from Bethesda with spiritual healing. We have been in our current facilities for more than 50 years however circumstances beyond our control have caused us to move our clinic to a new location in the near future. In March 2019 our board made the decision to build a brand new, state of the art, fit for purpose clinic so we can provide a very high standard of healthcare to those who need it most. We recently completed the purchase of a new plot of land. Now our goal is to open a new Bethesda by May 2021. We cannot do what we do without your support. A small percent of our income comes from patients fees but the rest comes from donations. We need people to partner with us to support us and to pray for our staff and patients. Our mission statement Bethesda Medical Center exists to evangelize and disciple through medical outreach by providing high quality, affordable health care to patients. Would you consider helping the people of northern Haiti by donating to our cause?
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