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Haiti Medical Clinic

Project
Saltadère, Haiti
December 2014

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Haiti
• Nation of 10 million
people

• 40,000 in Saltadère area

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St. Thomas/Holy Comforter Work in
Saltadère
• School – 12 years investment
• Student sponsorship for over 500 students.
Continuing support of over $100K/year
• Clean water with additional effort for large
pipeline
• Micro-loan Fund
http://www.saltadere.org/

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Fr. Ilric with Chapel School
teachers

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History of Medical Care in
Saltadere
• Clinic first established by Belgian missionaries in 1950s
• In early 2000’s, the clinic moved to the rectory compound where
Gertrude, a medical lab technician, served as a nurse
• In the last 2 years, the Haitian government would no longer
allow her to act as a nurse since she is not licensed. Location
was also felt to be inappropriate
• Since then, Fr. Ilric hires doctors and nurses to come and provide
care periodically in the old dispensary building

• Midwives for Haiti comes monthly for pre and post natal care
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Healthcare in Saltadère
Today
• Healthcare is #1 issue for Fr. Ilric in his recent visit calling it
an “emergency” need
• Recent Cholera outbreak underscores this need (300
affected, 7 died)
• Area is about the population of the City of Charlottesville or
Culpeper County but spread out in rural area(40,000-50,000)

• No current adequate medical facility
• No current doctors in the community

• Midwives for Haiti declared the Saltadere area one of the
most underserved areas in Haiti for midwifery care
• Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are one of the
leading causes of death in women ages 15-19
• Closest medical facility is about a 45-60 minute drive, 2-3
hour walk
• Nearest hospital is about 1 ½ hours by car, 6-8 hour walk
• Only 3 people own cars in Saltadere, one of them is Fr. Ilric
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Compelling Opportunity with a Birthing Center
% Births by Skilled Personnel

Our
Opportunity

Maternal Mortality (per 100K births)

Out

Source: World Health Organization (Website)

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Building Plan Overview
• Structure of ~ 1,500 Sq. Ft
• Clean water(toilets and sinks)
• Power via generator and solar
• Secured by protective wall

• Facility Overview



3 Clinic rooms/Birthing room
Living quarters for midwife
Reception/waiting area
Public restroom

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Old Dispensary
Building

Leaking roof
Needs new iron gate
Needs a new security wall
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Inside rooms with leaky roof, old doors, minimal
equipment and furnishings, cracked foundation, minimal
plumbing, etc.

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Cost analysis to renovate the old dispensary
building
• RENOVATION
• Security wall
• Power and Electric distribution system
• Clinic Restoration

$ 23,630
$ 10,125
$ 24,031

• MEDICAL CLINIC
• Medical office furniture and equipment

• TOTAL

$10,000

$67,786
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Medical Operations
• Medical staffing





Haitian doctor 2-3 times monthly
Haitian nurse 2-3 visits per week
Haitian assistant nurse 2-3 visits/week
Office staffing 2-3 visits/week
Manager 2-3 visits/week
Transportation for doctor

$500/month
$300/month
$200/month
$ 90/month
$ 40/month
$100/month

• Medications and supplies
• Monthly cost

• TOTAL

$1000/month

$2,230/month or $26,760/year
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Continuing Support and Sustainment
• Bi-parish Haiti Committee and Twinning program through Diocese of
Richmond
• Midwives for Haiti currently comes once monthly partly through our
support.
• We currently give $1500 per year for them to come to Saltadere
with a mobile clinic
• They would like to partner with us to have a birthing center in the
clinic with a full-time midwife
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• Local Charlottesville health providers provide support
• Dr. Anne Knasel, Dr. Larry Hoffman and Dr. August Sanusi to
provide leadership and support
• Opportunities for medical professionals including medical and
nursing students to make medical missions trips
• Haiti support
• Haitian trained nurses and physicians to provide ongoing care
• Clinic to charge small fees for medical care and medications to
those who can afford it in order to make it more sustainable
• CARITAS (Catholic Relief Organization) may be able to help support
after 2 years
• Grant support
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Fundraising
Plan
• Total Goal is $125K for current effort
• Building Renovation and medical office furniture/equipment - $68K
• Two year staffing and supplies - $54K
• Miscellaneous expenses - $3K

• Raise money 2014-2015
• Kick off Construction 2015
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Gift Opportunities
• Leadership Gifts
• Foundations, Departments, Groups, Individuals
• $10K-$25K – Naming Opportunities
• Major Contributors - $1K-$10K
• Potential for raising challenge
All donations are 100% tax deductible.
100 % of donations will go toward the medical clinic, supplies and staffing
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What Can I Do to Help?
• Pray
• For success of the campaign
• For the people of Saltadere
• Pledge
• Pledge now or give a one time gift
• Can give by credit card, check, cash, or St. Thomas E-pay
• Can place in the communion basket with “Haiti Medical Clinic”
in the memo
• If cannot give now, express interest in future pledge
• Help with Fund Raising
• Auctions, grants and educate others about the project
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THANK YOU !!

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