Later this week, much of the world will be focused on World Health Day. Here at HAS, we've decided to highlight childhood malnutrition as we think about global health because it is a chronic problem that is alarmingly worse this year in Haiti.
Friday is World Water Day. In honor of that, we wanted to take some time to share several of the experiences we've had at HAS, in witnessing just how transformative it is when communities are given access to clean water.
Friday May 10 2013, 8:00pm
Tickets $25 (includes reception)
All proceeds benefit the Canadian Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
St. James Church, Dundas
137 Melville Street, Dundas, Ontario
The 7th Reunion of the HAS Haiti Alumni Association Europe took place at Bienenberg/Basel/Switzerland September 7 – 9, 2012. Around 100 former employees, volunteers and interested people from Haiti, US, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Spain and UK participated at the meeting.
As the current Board Chair of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, I am very pleased to share with you some news which I believe will further strengthen our organization as we strive to continue service to the people of the Artibonite Valley.
Tropical Storm Isaac assaulted Haiti on its way north to the US Gulf Coast last week. Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, located in the Artibonite Valley and sheltered by two large mountain ranges, is rarely affected by hurricanes, which do greater damage to coastal communities.
For a number of patients who come to HAS, our normal diagnostic capabilities are not sufficient to identify the specific pathogen which has caused their disease. As a result, the physicians must try several therapeutic courses until the disease shows some improvement. Sometimes, this is a difficult process for the physicians, who find that it is a bit like “fishing in the dark”.
Greetings to all!
I am the Chief Information Officer at Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti. OpenMRS-JR is a J2ME application with full OpenMRS integration. We have started to pilot OpenMRS-JR on the field. To get more background on HAS and OpenMRS-JR you can see our first post here…
When HAS, Hanger Foundation and Medi reinitiated services in Deschapelles after the 2011 Christmas break, we established several goals:
1. To sustain services at approximately 500 cases per year;
2. To offer orthotics, in response to a significant unmet need in our district; and