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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cholera rages in the Artibonite Valley

The rainy season brought a surge of cholera to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti at the end of May, but now we are in the midst of another overwhelming wave.  Today, our Cholera Treatment Center

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Staying a Step Ahead of Cholera

When the rains first began in Haiti several weeks ago, we cautiously planned and prepared for our worst fear: more cholera.  After the first few big rain storms of 2011 the number of patients

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A View on Cholera

Notes on cholera at HAS from 17 year old Haitian/American Stephanie Dorvil:

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