The August 14 earthquake devastated communities throughout southern Haiti. Many of these communities are remote, isolated, and had little access to even the most basic health services before the disaster. The earthquake has since destroyed or damaged more than 66% of the region’s few existing hospitals and health clinics, further limiting access to the health services survivors need—and deserve.
HEI/SBH began mobile clinics to meet these communities’ extraordinary need for health services and support. At these clinics patients receive basic health services, food, and other resources to help meet their most immediate needs. We’re also supporting the region’s remaining health facilities by bringing essential medicines and supplies, providing basic primary care services, and evacuating critically injured patients to St. Boniface Hospital. By taking on the burden of care, impacted communities throughout southern Haiti can focus on healing, rebuilding, and recovering.
Below are scenes from our recent mobile clinics, and of the incredible destruction the earthquake wrought throughout the region.