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Lord, our hearts are like a store room for all the tools needed to do our work. Our mouths are the door to the storeroom. Put in our hearts the tools of love and grace.
And in Creole: Senyè, è nou tankou yon dep pou tout zouti ke nou bezwen pou fè travay nou. Bouch nou se pôt depo a. Mete nan kènou zouti lamou ak lagras.
In Haiti, the mortality rate of infants less than 1-year-old is estimated at 74%, according to the EMMUS II report of 1995. Every year in Haiti, 138,000 children under 5-years-old die, and 60% of those who survive do not develop well.
To help combat the healthcare problem, The Siméus Foundation opened a full-time medical clinic in Pont-Sondé, Haiti, the birthplace of our founder, Dumarsais M. Siméus. The clinic’s focus is primary and preventive care, with the short-term objective of adding maternal and pre-and-post natal care to our services.
The clinic operates five days a week, employs 13 local residents, and treats approximately 600 patients a month. Patients are asked to contribute the equivalent of 35 U.S. cents for their medical care, although everyone receives treatment, regardless of their ability to pay.
Throughout the year, we are privileged to have the support of medical missions staffed by volunteer healthcare professionals from the U.S., Canada, Haiti and other countries. In addition to primary and preventive care medical practitioners, the clinic has also had the professional services of dentists, ophthalmologists and optometrists. In 2003, we held our first eye mission and were able to help over 200 people with prescription eyeglasses.
Our long-term plans include building an eye care facility to serve the Artibonite valley.
If interested in participating in a future healthcare mission, please contact Vanessa Dickey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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