Different Gifts But The Same Spirit

A team from Lehigh Valley Health Network recently returned from a week long visit to HCBH. The teams focus was labor and delivery and mother and baby care. Here are some highlights from the team's visit to HCBH: Melissa discussed the importance of nutrition during pregnancy. This can be a difficult topic to teach because of the limited resources the women have. They may not be able to stay hydrated or eat balanced meals as we suggest. She also discussed signs and symptoms of labor and preeclampsia. Mary Kelly did a phenomenal session on breastfeeding and the ...

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Together!

TOGETHER, we’re befriending and educating dedicated Haitian staff to continually improve the medical capabilities in the region. THANK YOU!

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Haiti Reflections and Looking Forward

The resilience of the staff at this hospital amazes me, they don’t give up, they keep working, they are steadfast, they put their trust in God’s plan.

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2016: A Year of Hope

It would be an understatement to say that 2016 has been a year of challenges for Haiti. Delayed presidential elections, a government hospital strike, Hurricane Matthew and recent flooding in Cap Haitien brought hardships beyond imagination. Despite these challenges, HCBH remained a beacon of hope and light for thousands not only providing life saving care but expanding vital services to serve the most vulnerable. In 2016, our work in Haiti impacted many lives! During this holiday season, we are grateful for your partnership! ...

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Flooding in Northern Haiti

With heavy hearts we are hearing more news and reports about the devastating flooding in Northern Haiti. Cap Haitien is the largest city in this affected areas and also where HCBH, the hospital we support, is located. Currently, there is a team of 3 nurses from Lehigh Valley Health Network on the ground in Haiti. We received news that they are safe. The staff at the hospital persevere to provide care to patients. At least 10 lives have been lost since Saturday. Reports from news sources stated "Homes have been invaded by mud and waster. Accumulation of silt torn ...

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Hurricane Matthew Update

Great thanks to our many supporters! Working in partnership with organizations like Hope Health Action and Konbit Sante: Cap-Haitien Health Partnership we have been able to provide essential support by TACKLING CHOLERA ON TWO FRONTS. Alongside the extensive re-building that is required in parts of Haiti, the danger of a cholera resurgence is real and should be a priority concern for health institutions. Cholera has claimed many thousands of lives since the 2010 earthquake so we are taking this threat seriously and focusing our relief efforts on minimizing the spread of ...

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Hurricane Matthew

There has been much talk today regarding the impact of Hurricane Matthew on the island of Haiti. We have heard first hand reports from those who have been directly effected, and there will be more rain and devastation in the coming hours. We are asking all of our supporters to join us in prayer for our friends and partners in Haiti, as well as the countless number of people who have lost homes, supplies and unfortunately, loved ones during this event. We did receive some encouraging news today from Rhoda, the Volunteer Coordinator at HHA. Here's what she emailed to us ...

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Return to Haiti

I am always excited to step off the plane in Haiti. The sights, smells & sound - nothing can compare to the experience.  This trip has already been an amazing time of meeting new friends & visiting with old friends, and it's been particularly good to see the change & progress that have happened since my last trip. Rhoda met us at the airport & has been with us every step of the way. She is a fantastic Volunteer Coordinator & has made things at the Volunteer Village very comfortable for us and our team of 12 that was here for a week! They were made ...

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A NEW ROOF IS COMING!

We'd like to express our deep thanks to everyone who contributed to our Christmas MdB Roof Appeal!  We're delighted to announce that we managed to raise more than the $20,000US target to complete this work. (more…)

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Sadness and Hope

[author's note: please excuse the delay in this blog post as we had a technical difficulty which prevented the timeliness of this posting] Today marks 6 years since Haiti's devastating earthquake that captured the worlds attention and changed a nation incomprehensibly.  When asked this morning about how people feel, the head of our partner hospital said 'people will reflect, some with sadness, some with hope'.  These are two abundantly strong characteristics in Haiti (sadness and hope) which we witness every day, not just as a legacy of January 12th 2010, but as a ...

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