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Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

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2840 Liberty Avenue, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone

412-361-5200

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  • Celebrating Two Decades of Partnership

    Today in Switzerland and in Haiti, twenty years of friendship and support for the people of Haiti are being celebrated.  Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) very gratefully recognizes the 20th anniversary of our partnership with Verein Partnerschaft Kinderspitaeler Biel (VPKB) on December 14, 2011.

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HAS In Action

  • HAS Teaches Young Physicians

    Ever since Hopital Albert Schweitzer opened in 1956, it has opened doors for its students and its professional staff to advance their clinical knowledge. In its earliest days, HAS was staffed primarily by American and European physicians and nurses. Now, all of the permanent physicians and nurses are Haitian, trained at the four excellent medical schools and multiple schools of nursing.

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HAS In Action

  • The Gift of Clean Water

    Great work continues at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti with programs to provide clean water to surrounding communities. Working with our partners the Rotary Clubs of Verrettes, Haiti and of Ancaster, Ontario, wells with hand pumps were recently installed at the Charlemagne Peralte National School in Verrettes and at the Centre de Formation Croisade Church led by Pastor Niza.

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HAS In Action

  • Traditional Birth Attendants Graduate from HAS Training Program

    Yesterday as morning broke, a flow of women wearing white dresses and head wraps came up the corridor leading to the hospital. Some were on foot, others were crowded into the back of tap-taps, and others were riding on the back of mototaxis, holding their skirts away from the spokes of the rear wheel.

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Inside HAS

  • Compelling photos by Karl Grobl

    Award-winning photojournalist Karl Grobl recently made his fourth journey to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti.  Karl travels the globe recording many faces and places, but we find his pictures of Haiti most compelling.  Few can capture the spirit and resilience of the Haitian people, and the remarkable work of our hospital, in this way.

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HAS In Action

  • Sixty New Latrines

    With a generous grant from the Hummingbird Foundation, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is building sixty latrines in the mountain community of Terre Net in our region.

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HAS In Action

  • Health Mural Brightens Tienne

    The mountain community of Tienne is in the far reaches of the HAS service district.  There, the lack of water, soil, natural resources, education and employment opportunities all combine to make this among the poorest of the communities we serve.  With poverty comes the risk for disease. We have seen higher than usual rates of malnutrition and cholera in Tienne.

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Inside HAS

  • We Came to Help

    Walking into the cholera tents at Hospital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) is daunting. Swathed in drippy moist heat and the acrid smells of human sickness the nurses and doctors acrobatically move between cholera cots that are crammed into every corner.

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HAS In Action

  • Making the switch to mobile data collection

    Greetings to all! I am the Chief Information Officer at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti.  I have been here for over seven years now.  One of my responsibilities includes our health information system.  Since the very beginning of my time at HAS, I have continually been asked by our community health and monitoring and evaluation directors about the possibility of using mobile devices for field data collection. 

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HAS In Action

  • It takes a district of villages to fight cholera, too…

    In late 2010 we thought we were busy with a full Cholera Treatment Center (CTC).  This week, we have had well over 200 patients at any given time.  We peaked at around 280 Thursday evening!  The normal hospital bed count is well under 140, which means our CTC is now TWICE the size of the hospital. 

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