Grassroots Community Development in Borgne, Haiti.

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Alyans Sante Borgne/Borgne Health Alliance (ASB) – The partnership with the Ministry of Health has proven to be exceptionally fruitful. It resulted in the refurbishing and re-opening of the non-functional communal hospital in 2007; since then ASB has experienced a steady growth in the number of patients served and services offered. The various collaborations enabled H.O.P.E/ASB to increase the number of patients served by eight fold, from 400 patients/ month in 2006 to 3200/month in 2015, with an all-Haitian staff of over 130 that includes physicians, dentists, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, field personnel, support staff and administrators and a cadre of more than 2000 volunteers. Through its partnership with MSPP, H.O.P.E/ASB has steadily upgraded its HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis surve), treat AIDS patients illance and treatment capabilities-- physicians and nurses provide counseling, testing, and prophylaxis (including during pregnancywith antiretroviral drug and perform CD4 tests. We collaborated with Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) to provide psychosocial programs for patients living with AIDS and to victims of sexual violence. A Ministry of Health partnership with UNICEF brought both infrastructure and training programs on neo-natal and infant nutrition to Borgne.

We continue to fund this system providing staff salaries and much needed medicines and supplies. Mobile Clinics to Remote Areas – This service provides traveling outreach programs to the remote areas of Borgne. Previously most of the population had never seen a health services professional. There are currently numerous staff making rotating visits to the community. More frequent visits with better equipped staff will eliminate many of the serious health risks early enough to greatly improve conditions.

Infant and Maternal Health Program – One of Borgne’s most serious health risks is found in child-birth and post natal care. As an example, one of every eight children born in Haiti does not live to see the age of five. Many mothers die of post-partum complications. Our program provides health education and pre-natal/post-natal care with a goal to eliminate this very manageable cause of death and disease.

* Health center providing services significantly beyond that of a clinic, but does not have some services that would be required to categorize it as a full hospital, including surgery. According to the MSPP "pyramide de soin," or "pyramid of care," the facility is classified as a first level and second echelon health center, or health center with beds.