Building Healthy Communities
Quarterly Newsletter
Fall 2017
Project Medishare Named Top-Rated Nonprofit
GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of nonprofit user reviews, named Project Medishare a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit”. 
We received the award based on reviews provided by our volunteers and donors. Currently, Project Medishare holds a 4.83 rating (out of 5), demonstrating the trust we’ve earned from our supporters, and our impact in Haiti. Read More
#GivingTuesday Countdown 
We’re gearing up for #GivingTuesday, an annual global giving movement. On November 28, you can join millions of people around the world and celebrate the value of giving back by supporting Project Medishare. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details. Can’t wait until #GivingTuesday? Make your gift today.
Changing Misconceptions About Epilepsy
In May, when 13-year-old Wendel's grandmother brought him to our first mobile clinic for families affected by Hurricane Matthew, she was convinced he was possessed. Our team explained he was suffering from epilepsy a commonly misunderstood illness in Haiti. Wendel received the medication he needed, and by the final mobile clinic in July, his life had drastically changed. Read More
Activities & Achievements
1,800 fruit and timber trees planted to reforest hurricane-affected communities
Distribution of 1,800 egg-laying hens to families in Jeremie
Preparing for Peak Hurricane Season
On September 7, Hurricane Irma skimmed Haiti's northern coast. Though not as severely impacted as other Caribbean islands, the heavy rains and strong winds caused damage to homes, crops and livestock. As part of our community health program in the Central Plateau, Project Medishare distributed 500 hygiene kits to vulnerable families in Lahoye to help protect them from waterborne diseases like cholera.
Activities & Achievements
11,200 home visits were conducted by community health agents
2,857 received health care at 29 mobile clinics in July and August
Malnutrition Screening and Treatment
Six-month-old Divesly is one of about 77 children currently enrolled in Project Medishare’s malnutrition treatment program. During a recent home visit, one of our community health agents noticed that Divesly was displaying signs of moderate malnutrition, and referred him to our health clinic in Lahoye for further examination. Doctor's confirmed that he was malnourished, and he was enrolled into our treatment program. Divesly will receive Medika Mamba, a locally produced, peanut-butter based therapeutic treatment, to help him gain weight and get the essential nutrients he needs. His mom will also receive nutrition education to learn more about foods that can support her son’s growth and development.
Activities & Achievements
9,701 children ages 0 to 59 months weighed for nutritional monitoring
343 children fully completed their immunization record 
Staff Training for New Maternity Center
In preparation for the opening of Project Medishare's new maternity center in Lahoye, our newly hired nurse midwives spent time training with our veteran nurse midwives at our maternity center in Marmont. Expected to open later this year, the Lahoye Maternity Center will provide women in remote communities with improved access to safe delivery and other maternal health services. Many women in these communities still give birth at home under the care of a traditional birth attendant, or travel to our maternity center in Marmont, which can be a challenging 45-minute (or longer) journey when in labor.
Activities & Achievements
103 deliveries in our facilities with no maternal or stillborn deaths
2,179+ pregnant women received healthcare
Neurosurgery Fellowship
Earlier this year, Project Medishare launched a neurosurgery fellowship program in partnership with Hospital Bernard Mevs, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami Children’s Hospital, the State University of Haiti and Haiti's Ministry of Health. The goal of the program is to improve access to neurosurgical care in Haiti. Dr. Yudy Lafortune, born and raised in Port-au-Prince, was selected as the program’s first fellow. Read More
Activities & Achievements
50 volunteers at Hospital Bernard Mevs
36 student and faculty volunteers in the Central Plateau
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