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Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

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2840 Liberty Avenue, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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HAS In Action

How HAS “goes green.”

The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22. But HAS celebrates the Earth every day of the year by putting environmental concerns at the forefront of delivering smart healthcare in a challenged setting. Haiti is 98% deforested, has no universal waste management or sanitation programs, and has some of the highest disease and mortality rates in the world.

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HAS Provides Life-Saving Care to Patients with Tuberculosis

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day, which aims to raise awareness of the fact that tuberculosis (TB) remains an epidemic in much of the world; it causes the deaths of about 1.5 million people each year, most of whom live in developing countries like Haiti.

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Consistent prenatal care helps mothers and infants thrive.

HAS guarantees a minimum service package to patients in the community, including but not limited to adult and pediatric primary care consultations, pre- and post-natal care, nutrition treatment and screening, vaccinations, and family planning services.

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Cholera is Still a Threat: 2013 Cholera Season Update (as of October 15)

This October marked three years since the first case of cholera in over a century appeared in Haiti. HAS saw some of the first patients and has treated cholera and led prevention efforts since then. HAS can stabilize cholera patients at the hospital’s cholera ward and also in three of its community health centers.

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Washing hands with clean water and soap gives us power over sickness.

World Hand Washing Day is October 15,celebrated by over 200 million people in over 100 countries worldwide. The day is an important reminder that diarrheal and acute respiratory infections, responsible for the majority of child deaths worldwide, can be prevented by proper and regular hand washing.

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HAS helps the most fragile with physical therapy.

When one thinks of physical therapy, several types of patients may come to mind: those recovering from traumatic injuries, or recent stroke patients, for example.

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"Babies' First Vaccine"

On a hot morning under the shade of several tall trees, HAS community health worker Stephanie Joseph kicked off another health post with an energizing education session.

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Four-Week-Mark Cholera Update

As we arrive at the four-week-mark in this year’s battle against cholera, HAS is still fighting to prevent an uncontrolled outbreak of this virulent disease. Our facilities have seen 133 cholera cases since July 25 and are still counting. To put this into perspective, during the same period last year, we saw only twelve cases total!

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Cholera is still on the rise at HAS

The cholera outbreak that began three weeks ago in the HAS service area is evolving in ways that continue to challenge our doctors, nurses, and other staff to maintain the highest quality care under the toughest of circumstances.

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Cholera Update

In the last few days, cholera cases have been slowly increasing and spreading throughout our service area, well beyond the original source of the outbreak. HAS has still been able to stabilize most patients and refer them from our rural clinics to the main cholera treatment center in the larger town of Verrettes, where we refer stabilized patients for full treatment.

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