Clean Water Changes Everything

The World Health Organization estimates that hundreds of millions of people in the world do not have access to clean water, and that every year over a half million people die from diseases related to drinking dirty water. Since March 2015, SUNY Broome Community College’s Health for Haiti program has been providing clean drinking water…

Hello, Port au Prince!

Greeting from Haiti! Today we enjoyed a great final breakfast (pumpkin soup) at Le Gou T and headed to church at Mission House Freedom Center. We were all moved by the music and emotion at the service. It was such a wonderful cultural and spiritual experience. After that we traveled from Saint Marc to Port…

Goodbye to Grande Saline.

Greetings from warm, wonderful, Haiti! Today was our last day in Grande Saline and it was another productive and joyful day for our team. Medical saw ninety-seven patients today, twice as many many as yesterday. We saw babies and the elderly and everything in between. In addition, thirty-six patients received reading glasses. Fifty five children…

A Pretty Perfect Day in Grande Saline

Greetings from Haiti! It was a wonderful day in Grande Saline. The weather was perfect today and, although we had some “bus stuck in the mud” issues, our day was pretty perfect. We accomplished so much, and I am so sorry we don’t have enough wi-fi to upload pictures. The hard-working medical team, led by…

Rain and Rice in Haiti

Greetings from Haiti! It rained all day, and we are all soaked, but it was a wonderful day. Of course our bus got stuck in the mud (AKA Haitian Snow), but our fabulous staff pushed us out. The students spent a few hours bagging rice, beans, fish, and oil. They made bags for 300 families…

Safe Arrival in Haiti: Go Health for Haiti 2018!

Greetings from Haiti! We left SUNY Broome at 1:30 am and, after only 18 hours of bus, plane, and one very tight bus ride in Haiti…we (and our 49 suitcases) made it to our hotel in Saint Marc! We went from 4 degrees in Binghamton to 80 something here in Haiti. Everyone is tired but…

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…