Hot Stuff: Health for Haiti Summer 2017

Health for Haiti had another fun and productive (and very hot) trip to Haiti last week.  We began our trip by visiting Grande Saline.  We spent three days with the community there.  We had a team (led by Greg) who performed some maintenance and operator training at the water system.  The system was busy and…

Medical Clinics and Sewing Classes Benefit Community

Last weekend Health for Haiti worked with Dr. Gary and Pastor Berlando to offer another monthly medical clinic in Grande Saline. The clinic was held in the church between 11am and 5 pm.  Dr. Gary and his staff saw 61 patients and they were able to dispense necessary medications and even administer a pregnancy test. Dr.…

Grande Saline Children Form School Pride Leadership Committee

Health for Haiti would like to acknowledge and congratulate students from the Ecole Baptiste Conservatrice de Rossignol in Grande Saline for their initiative and school service efforts.  Under the guidance of school Principal, Pastor Berlando, the school children recently elected a School Pride Leadership Committee that will oversee new school projects and recreation activities.  The committee…

Last Call for Bowlers and Some Updates From Grande Saline

The Second Annual Health for Haiti Bowling Tournament is coming up on December 10th and we are in need of more bowling teams to join us for a fun afternoon of bowling, pizza, wings and some great raffles.  All of the proceeds from our event will support the January 2017 class projects Haiti. The bowling…

Our Visit to Grande Saline

Hello, Health for Haiti friends.  It has been a few weeks since Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti.  Hundreds of people were killed and there has been massive loss of homes, crops and livestock in the the southwestern part of the country. The United Nations is estimating that over 1.4 million people in Haiti are in need…

5K Run/Walk for Clean Water in Grande Saline, Haiti

The Binghamton University Rotaract Club is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk  to support the Health for Haiti Clean Water Project in Grande Saline, Haiti.  The 5K will be held at Binghamton University on Sunday, October 16th at 10am.  Money raised from this event will help to fund the purchase and installation of solar panels that will…

First Day of Sewing School in Grande Saline!

After a few months of preparation and planning, the first sewing class was held today in Grande Saline.  Centre Couture de Rossignol (CCR) has two teachers and, according to the plan made by a CCR committee in Grande Saline, will consist of three classes of students.  Each class will meet three days a week for about an…

Rice for Grande Saline: Community Garden Update

There has been a lot of activity in the Community Garden in Grande Saline. In fact, you would hardly recognize it because it has been completely reworked to accommodate our very first planting of rice.  In case you have lost track of our progress, this is the third planting in the garden.  Last November the…

Home from Haiti

  The summer 2016 Health for Haiti Team arrived back at SUNY Broome at about 10pm last night.  It was sad to say goodbye, but nice to get home. It was a great trip and we accomplished a lot. The first Harmony for Haiti project was so fun and a great success, and we are…

Harmony for Haiti Spends a Final Day in Haiti

We spent our final day in Haiti in Port au Prince. We started at Mother Teresa’s Hospital, which, as it turns out, is not open to visitors on Thursdays. But the very kind sister in charge let us in to spend a few minutes holding the babies. After that we went to visit JJ’s orphanage.…