|Photo by Jeff Boshart|
|A woman has her blood pressure checked at one of the mobile clinics being offered through a new Haiti Health Program. The program is an initiative of American Brethren physicians, working with the church's Global Mission and Service department and Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren).|
A special offering at NYAC has encouraged young adults to be among those helping to fund the Haiti Health Program, which is providing Brethren-based mobile medical clinics in Haiti. Direct contributions to the current clinic program are being received, along with donations to a term endowment created to ensure future funding for the initiative.
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The Haiti Health Program is an initiative of American Brethren physicians in cooperation with the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service department and Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Church of the Brethren in Haiti).
Staffed by Haitian medical professionals, the clinics travel to neighborhoods of churches of Eglise des Freres Haitiens. The congregations advertise the clinics, triage patients, and provide volunteers who serve in the clinics. Short-term medical teams from the US join the clinics when possible. The program’s goal is to conduct 16 mobile clinics per year. A brochure for the program states, “For under $7 per patient, a recent pilot project provided medication and care to 350 people in just one day.”
A term endowment has been established to ensure the program’s sustainability. To date, the endowment has received $7,260. Direct contributions to the current clinic program total $23,820, with $19,610 expended on clinics so far. For more information contact Global Mission and Service at 800-323-8039.