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Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

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2840 Liberty Avenue, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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412-361-5200

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HAS Was Well Prepared for the Recent Resurgence of Cholera

A few weeks ago, we wrote about how we prepare for the public health challenges, such as cholera and acute malnutrition cases, that often accompany the summer rainy season.

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Seasonal Malnutrition in Children on the Rise at HAS

In Haiti, food insecurity—that is, feeling uncertain that on any given day, you and your family will have enough food to eat just to survive—is a fact of life. Food insecurity in the Artibonite Valley, where Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) is located, peaks in the summer months, when most of the harvest from the year before is gone, but new crops have not yet come in.

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HAS is Prepared for the Rainy Season

The rainy season begins in Haiti in late spring, and by this time of year it is in full swing. This week, Tropical Storm Chantal is bringing heavier than usual rainfall to Haiti and to the Lower Artibonite Valley, where Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) is located. At HAS, our first concern is the public health impact that tropical storms and hurricanes can have on the population we serve.

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HAS Prosthetics & Orthotics: Mackenson's Success Story

Meet 30 year old Mackenson, one of our many success stories.

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HAS Brings Care and Education to Mothers at Home, in the Community

Up to 75 percent of births in HAS’s service area, as in the rest of Haiti, are at home. HAS is therefore working to bring pre- and post-natal care to the community through an integrated system of care that extends into the communities served by the hospital. 

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HAS immunization efforts pay off for the Artibonite Valley

This World Immunization Week, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer celebrates the success of vaccines around the world: a widespread immunization campaign eradicated smallpox by 1980, and worldwide, we are progressing towards the eradication of other diseases like polio and measles.

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At HAS: Discovering An Alarming Rise in Child Malnutrition this Spring

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.

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Tropical Storm Isaac

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.

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Microbiology Adds Diagnostic Capabilities at HAS Laboratory

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”.

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Remote Data Collection Update

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…

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