Project Medishare | Quarterly Newsletter April – July 2014
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Quarterly Newsletter April – July 2014

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Quarterly Newsletter April – July 2014

Pediatric Residency Program Launched

The pediatric residency program at Hospital Bernard Mevs will train 8 residents over a three-year period (24 are enrolled at any given time). These residents receive a specialized curriculum, which includes treatment and care for critically ill pediatric patients, as well as prevention strategies for pediatric health and safety. This program increases the opportunity for specialization in Haiti, promotes the retention of local medical school graduates, and will develop more highly trained practitioners in Haiti, saving the lives of many children through increased access to high quality care.

The new pediatric ward at Hospital Bernard Mevs

The new pediatric ward at Hospital Bernard Mevs

Attendees at Rally Posts Exceed 10,000

Over 10,000 people attended rally posts in rural Haiti run by Project Medishare during the last quarter. Each rally post is organized by one or two health agents where Medishare staff conduct health education, nutritional assessments, the administration of vitamin A and de-worming by Albendazole, vaccinations and the demonstration and distribution of oral rehydratation salts. The rally posts are also a key part of the expansion of vaccination coverage to children, a priority of the Haitian Ministry of Health.

Rally Post in the Central Plateau organized by Project Medishare

Rally Post in the Central Plateau 

Orphan and Vulnerable Children Program

The Orphan and Vulnerable Children program is located in Lahoye, Haiti, a town on the border in the mountainous Central Plateau. Project Medishare works with the communities in the Central Plateau to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. The project is funded by private donors and Cross International. Children and parents receive access to health services, nutrition, education and psychosocial support. In 2014 alone, more than 300 children have received assistance.

Children enrolled in OVC Program

Children enrolled in OVC Program

Staff Highlight: Rose Merline

Rose Merline has been with Project Medishare for 3 years working with the Orphan and Vulnerable Children program. Last September she took her job caring for orphans to heart by adopting a one month old girl in the program, Rose Abygaelle. She is “very happy to be a mother now” and proudly shows off pictures of her almost one-year old daughter. This program provides birth certificates, shelter and nutritional supplements and sometimes families to children at risk for trafficking and other abuses. Rose Merline is amazing at her work and the Project Medishare Orphan and Vulnerable Children program is lucky to have her.

Rose Merline,

Rose Merline

Patient Profile: Marie-Maude

Marie-Maude, 38-years-old, received treatment at Project Medishare’s breast cancer program, including radiology (organized in the Dominican Republic) and chemotherapy administered on site. The program has treated over 250 patients since its launch last year, including 110 women with breast cancer. The program is in the planning stages for an awareness campaign to encourage earlier care as more than 50% of women enter the program 12 months after detecting a lump.

Marie-Maude

Marie-Maude

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