Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti:  Based in Pittsburgh, PA, the Friends advances awareness of the vibrant culture of Haiti and the needs of the people of the Artibonite Region. The Friends has created and currently supports several major projects in collaboration with HAS administration. Two of these include: the Agroforestry program, which stabilizes the agricultural environment in the endangered mountain regions and provides opportunity for economic diversification; and the Rehabilitation Services Integration Initiative, which includes the Rehabilitation Technician Training Program, and the introduction of rehabilitation services at the community and health center level. Health Volunteers Oversees collaborates with the Friends and the Hospital in this endeavor.

Canadian Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti:  Focused in the Hamilton and surrounding area, this group of volunteers supports and fundraises for programs at HAS which address the needs of women and children. Members of this organization bring awareness and work teams to HAS several times during the year, and they host several large benefits annually.

Bündner Partnerschaft Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (BPHASH): Based in the Graubunden region of Eastern Switzerland, but active throughout Switzerland, BPHASH has recruited dozens of medical and technical personnel for HAS since 1997, financed several laboratory, ultrasound and other machines and has encouraged the long-term volunteer service of a number of clinicians. Following the horrific earthquake several significant projects for immediate support were started by large BPHASH fundraising activities in Switzerland and Germany. Important long-term projects of BPHASH are the financing of the Pediatric Service (Swiss Pediatric Program) running costs and the Social Service for indigent patients. In 2011 BPHASH renovated the HAS Laboratory and initiated Microbiology by providing a teaching Microbiologist, machines and material. BPHASH set up the Surgical Project with the purpose of improving Trauma Surgery and Anesthesia at HAS as well as sending Swiss Surgeons and Anesthetists to cooperate and train Haitian physicians, in collaboration with Swiss University Hospitals. BPHASH collaborates with other Swiss governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Verein Partnerschaft Kinderspitaeler Biel-Haiti (VPKB): Based in the bilingual (French and German) western region of Switzerland, the Biel group has provided on site training for HAS doctors and nurses at the city’s children’s hospital, and since 1991 has recruited and supported more than 20 Swiss pediatricians and a number of pediatric nurses to serve at HAS for usually one year or longer. The Biel-Haiti group currently manages the two Dispensaries at Plassac and Deslandes, as part of the network of services provided by several voluntary agencies and the Haitian Ministry of Health and continues to finance the salary of the cheif pediatrician of the pediatric clinic of HAS.  VPKB has played a major role in the renovation and reconstruction of the six dispensaries around HAS, has partially financed the restructuring plans of HAS and has covered the excess expenses of the salaries of the HAS staff after the great earthquake.

Strategic Partners

HAS is fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with organizations which share HAS’ commitment of service to the people of Haiti. Among the currently active partnerships, HAS appreciates the collegial and mutually supportive commitments of:

International Medical Corps
Management Sciences for Health
Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fonds
Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasante)
Project Hope
Rotary International
World Vision

Academic Institutions

HAS welcomes the engagement of faculty and students from academic centers who wish to participate in clinical service, education and program design and assessment. Currently, HAS is pleased to have the chance to collaborate with:

Carnegie Mellon University
Emory University School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Quisqueya University
Stanford University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Yale School of Forestry
Yale School of Public Health
Yale School of Nursing

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