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