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How HAS “goes green.”

April 22, 2014

The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22. But HAS celebrates the Earth every day of the year by putting environmental concerns at the forefront of delivering smart healthcare in a challenged setting. Haiti is 98% deforested, has no universal waste management or sanitation programs, and has some of the highest disease and mortality rates in the world.

Dr. Antoine (Tony) Augustin remembered with great admiration and fondness by Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti board members and staff

March 28, 2014

Dr. Antoine (Tony) Augustin, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) “alumni” class of 1979, died on March 20, 2014 at home in Haiti.

Giving Back to the Hospital that Inspired My Career

March 26, 2014

by Alexi Matousek

I first came to HAS in 1991 with my family when I was 9 years old. My parents were recruited to teach at a local school, which was attended by children of several American and European families who lived here at the time.  I have extremely fond memories of many great adventures then, including one that inspired me to become a surgeon.

HAS Provides Life-Saving Care to Patients with Tuberculosis

March 25, 2014

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day, which aims to raise awareness of the fact that tuberculosis (TB) remains an epidemic in much of the world; it causes the deaths of about 1.5 million people each year, most of whom live in developing countries like Haiti.

HAS Celebrates International Day of Women

March 7, 2014

In honor of International Women’s Day, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) celebrates the many women whose work at HAS saves lives and inspires positive change day in and day out.

Operating room nurse Jeanine Jeanlor has been an OR nurse at HAS for more than 30 years, inspiring those around her to provide the best possible care with compassion.

Why We Care About Haiti

February 28, 2014

After reading an article in LIFE Magazine about Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s hospital in Lambarene, Gabon (Africa), Larry and Gwen Mellon were inspired to do something similar. In their correspondence, Dr. Schweitzer encouraged them to find another part of the world in need of the same life-saving, compassionate care.

HAS celebrates Mothers' Love and Infant Survival this Valentine's Day

February 14, 2014

This Valentine's Day, HAS celebrates the strong loving bond between mothers and their children. Premature birth, a leading cause of infant death worldwide, is a threat to keeping families together.  HAS is dedicated to reducing infant mortality through expert, vigilant neonatal care.  

Project C.U.R.E. visit to HAS

February 7, 2014

HAS recently hosted a weeklong small-group visit organized by Project C.U.R.E. as part of its PhilanthroTravel program, which offers unique opportunities for supporters of Project C.U.R.E to connect first-hand with the organization’s work around the world.  Project C.U.R.E.

Consistent prenatal care helps mothers and infants thrive.

January 20, 2014

HAS guarantees a minimum service package to patients in the community, including but not limited to adult and pediatric primary care consultations, pre- and post-natal care, nutrition treatment and screening, vaccinations, and family planning services.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Series 3: Meet Amelise

November 21, 2013

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

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