Before the APF clinic was founded, people living in far regions of Fondwa were forced to walk many miles or were carried until they found a TAP-TAP or bus to take them to a hospital. Many patients died before arriving to the hospital, due to exhaustion and illness.
However, since the APF clinic was founded in 1988, they have been providing medical consultations and emergency care to the people of Fondwa and the surrounding rural communities. The clinic also provides medication at a low price, and some simple laboratory tests: urine, hemoglobin, blood sugar, HIV and pregnancy. The APF clinic developed a family planning program to provide reproductive health services, and a nutrition program, which provides malnourished children with food, milk, and vitamins.
The earthquake in 2010 destroyed the clinic, but APF was able to reopen it in a temporary space that was converted from a shipping container. A portion of our funding has come from Family Health Ministries out of North Carolina and Partners in Progress (PIP) in Pittsburgh, PA. However, APF and the clinic lost mostly everything in 2010 and needs more financial support to sufficiently serve the community of Fondwa. We are always in need of medical supplies, but please check with us first, because we often receive things we do not need.
To make a tax deductible donation online click here, or you can write a check to:
Raising Haiti Foundation
Post Office Box 21624
Washington DC 20009.