NOVA Hope for Haiti’s Permanent Clinics
NOVA began sending medical mission trips to Haiti in 2002. These medical missions would typically last seven days. In 2008, NOVA decided to pursue opening a permanent clinic in Haiti after realizing the desperate need for on-going healthcare. NOVA purchased a 12 acre parcel of land and began construction of a two-story medical clinic and residence in 2012.
NOVA currently provides primary medical care in two locations in Southwest Haiti. One staff is divided between the clinics to ensure care is available five days per week to the entire community.
The Boileau Clinic
On February 4, 2013, NOVA Hope for Haiti began operating the Boileau Clinic in conjunction with the Haitian Pilgrims of Lewisville, Texas. Haitian Pilgrims had a medical clinic building on their property but no experience with medical care. They reached out to NOVA to partner with them. Haitian Pilgrims contributes to the cost of providing care at the Boileau clinic.
The Martineau Clinic
In October 2014, construction was completed on NOVA Hope for Haiti’s medical clinic located five miles away from Boileau. We expanded the reach of our medical care when we opened our new facility in Cavaillon, Haiti.
Our staff now provides medical care from both the Boileau and Cavaillon facilities: five days per week.
Medical Services in Haiti
At each center, pediatric and adult patients can visit the clinic when they are ill. In addition, we provide routine childhood examinations, vaccinations, and nutritional intervention when a child is acutely malnourished. We also offer counseling, routine pre- and postpartum examinations and referrals for complicated pregnancies. Practical courses in health and hygiene are also conducted for the community to improve the overall health of the people.
Each clinic also houses its own dispensary for medicines prescribed for our patients and a laboratory for medical tests.
These medical clinics routinely treat over 400 patients per month. Operating costs are approximately $150,000 per year including our Haitian staff’s salaries, medications, medical supplies and building maintenance. Our Haitian staff are Nova’s only paid employees aside from one US based accountant.
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