Health Clinic Project

Health Clinic Project

TOTAL ESTIMATED COST: $US500,000

WE HAVE RAISED: US$95,000 Donate Now

WE NEED: US$405,000

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WE ARE IN NEED OF ELECTRICIANS, ENGENEERS, BUILDERS, CARPENTERS, PLUMBERS, ARCHITECTS, MEDICAL DOCTORS, NURSES, SURGEONS, BIOMEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OR ANY CONSTRUCTION TEAM TO MAKE THIS PROJECT COMES A REALITY FOR THE CHILDREN OF BOMBARDOPOLIS, HAITI.

WE CAN HAVE SHORT-TERM AND LONG TERM MISSION TRIP TO HELP BUILD THE HEALTH CLINIC.

Why A Health Clinic?

While Jean was in Haiti in September, his trip to Bombardopolis is one he will not forget. He had an experience that haunted him and decidedly changed the course of what was to be built next on the campus. While traveling from Port-au-Prince to Bombardopolis, between the towns of Gonaive and Baie-de-Henne, the road was washed out, destroyed. The vehicle he was traveling in had to turn around and an alternate route, a much longer route, through Port-de-Paix to Bombardopolis. As his car approached the town of Mare Rouge, he encountered a pregnant woman who was in labor. He stopped to see if he could help. It was decided to hastily get her to the Mare Rouge Clinic, the baby not willing to wait. Instead of the baby’s head delivering first, it appeared that an arm was delivering rst. Recognizing the complication, and knowing there was no one at the clinic who was able to perform a C-section, nor anyone with knowledge to help her, the consensus was she would need to be taken by car to Port-de-Paix, a grueling road trip and three hours away. After about an hour and a half into the trip the car she was in encountered a bus that had had an accident and was sideways across the road, blocking all travel. Traffic could not get past it in either direction. This poor woman was not going to make it to Port-de-Paix. Sadly, the car she was in had to turn around to take her back home where she and the unborn baby would most likely die. There was no other medical facility in the area she could have been taken to for help.

The outlying remote regions of Haiti have so little in the way of medical facilities. Even in Bombardopolis, population 37,000, there is only one clinic with two beds, one physician, and it is not able to deal with medical emergencies such as surgeries. People are too poor to own vehicles so transportation is at a premium. Individuals needlessly perish daily in these remote regions from very treatable health issues. It is difficult for one to imagine. The one doctor running the clinic in Bombardopolis has been there for 22 years. He is closing the clinic’s doors and will be returning to the United States to care for his own aging and ill parents.

With a lot of prayer and fasting, plans began to form for
a health center on the OIH campus. It was always in the plan. We just did not know when it would be in His plan. OIH received a generous donation to begin the foundation for the OIH Health Clinic, and so with donations totaling $70,000, we are pleased to report that the construction of the OIH Health Clinic is well under way! And you think this is not a modern- day miracle?

The building engineer has estimated that the total cost for the Health Clinic project will be
in the neighborhood of $400,000 to $500,000.
 If you would like to partner with OIH in the construction of this much needed facility, please contact us at 1.800.704.7611!