The newest project ICDM has going on in Bayonnais is our new community clinic. We currently have a clinic at the Ecole Henri Christophe that serves the children of the school. Ever since it opened our staff nurse has also tried to meet the needs of as many as possible in the surrounding community. Since the school clinic is the only current medical facility in the area, taking care of all the needs has proven impossible. Tom Puderbaugh is heading up our efforts to construct, equip, and staff a new clinic dedicated to the community.
Having been spoiled by excellent medical care all my life, my visits to Haiti made me keenly aware of its lack in many areas. There are many trained and dedicated doctors and nurses in Haiti, but few clinics or hospitals even in the cities. When you get out in the rural areas the lack of both trained personnel and adequate facilities are even more apparent. Our new clinic will provide primary care, ongoing vaccinations, and maintain medical records of clients throughout the area. Below is a breakdown of our budget for this project. If you are interested in helping build this needed facility and help equip and staff it, please check out the ICDM website (www.icdm.us).
- $0 – Land is already acquired and ready for building.
- $100,000 – Building Construction.
- $25,000 – Medical Equipment.
- $7,000 – Medicine/Supplies.
- $18,000 – 1st year salaries for 2 nurses and 1 part-time doctor.
- $150,000 – Total needed.