HAS performs nearly 2,000 major surgeries per year, many of which are a matter of life and death, in addition to many more minor surgeries. Motor vehicle crashes (including both cars and motorcycles) represent 19 percent of all HAS surgery patients, 40 percent of all trauma patients and 50 percent of blunt force trauma patients who s
HAS marks World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this week with stories of vehicle accident victims who were treated at HAS, which is seeing a dramatic increase in trauma cases from such accidents with post-earthquake road improvements.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims happens every third Sunday of November to honor victims of road traffic crashes and their families. Here at HAS, the day could not be more relevant.
This October marked three years since the first case of cholera in over a century appeared in Haiti. HAS saw some of the first patients and has treated cholera and led prevention efforts since then. HAS can stabilize cholera patients at the hospital’s cholera ward and also in three of its community health centers.
World Hand Washing Day is October 15,celebrated by over 200 million people in over 100 countries worldwide. The day is an important reminder that diarrheal and acute respiratory infections, responsible for the majority of child deaths worldwide, can be prevented by proper and regular hand washing.
September 29 is World Heart Day. HAS joins in the celebration to help spread the word that heart disease and stroke are the world's leading causes of death.