Every Small gift counts. Bay piti pa chich.

Every Small gift counts. Bay piti pa chich.

From Father Joseph Philippe

We are raising funds for operating expenses for APF Fondwa Clinic, Kafelompre Clinic & APF Mobile Med Clinics in rural communities in Haiti for 2019. Last year APF visited 6 communities & held 1 health fair.

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 FRIENDS OF APF HEALTH CLINICS (FAHHC) is a small committee of international, interfaith volunteers, whose goal is to raise funds to help cover operating expenses and equipment for APF FONDWA MEDICAL CLINIC, KAFELOMPRE CLINICS, and APF MOBILE MEDICAL CLINICS. Last year 2,116 patients were seen at APF Fondwa Clinic. Additionally 506 patients were seen at the new Kafelompre Clinic. Mobile Clinics visited 6 rural locations. APF participated in one Medical Fair in Ansavo, where 200 participants received medical care. 

Fondwa, a rural Haitian community of about twelve-thousand-five-hundred (12,500) inhabitants, between Leogane and Jacmel, lost its medical clinic in the 2010 earthquake, and was again hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. 

Ninety percent (90%) of Haiti five hundred and seventy one (571) rural sections are without medical services. Child malnutrition, diabetes, hypertension, and gastritis are endemic.  There are cases of cholera, malaria, typhoid fever and also many injured in motorcycle accidents.  

As of March 2018, Fondwa's new Clinic is almost ready. APF Fondwa has started a Wednesday clinic at Kafelompre an hour away from Fondwa. 

At the moment, medical services in the Fondwa Area are being provided by a resident doctor and a nurse in a converted container. Assistance is needed to continue efforts to deliver health care to rural communities.

Through the help of many friends, last year, six Rural Sections were able to receive visits from mobile clinic visits and one health Fair was held in Ansavo. Doctors and nurses traveled to seven localities  and stayed on site for two(2) day visits, where they administered medical care to the people in that area, often transporting, medicine, medical supplies and equipment with them. 

For the year 2018 APF hopes, with your assistance, to provide mobile medical services to 11 rural communicates and conduct 3 Health Fairs in small towns. 

FAHHC is looking to raise funds to cover the costs of stipends for the doctors, nurses and driver as well as medical supplies, medicines, medical uniforms, gasoline, lab equipment, and food. In addition we are seeking funds for the one time purchase of an X-Ray machine for the clinic as well as an ambulance, a 4 wheel drive vehicle,  mobile X-Ray machines, and one portable Delco generator to be used on site visits.  

FAHHC/HAFECE is a 501(c)3 public charity and all donations are tax exempt.

"Ask not what your country can do for you — ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY." (John Kennedy)

Contact us at friendsofAPFhealthclinics@gmail.com

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