Up to 75 percent of births in HAS’s service area, as in the rest of Haiti, are at home. HAS is therefore working to bring pre- and post-natal care to the community through an integrated system of care that extends into the communities served by the hospital.
This World Immunization Week, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer celebrates the success of vaccines around the world: a widespread immunization campaign eradicated smallpox by 1980, and worldwide, we are progressing towards the eradication of other diseases like polio and measles.
Today, as HAS celebrates World Immunization Week with the World Health Organization, we also celebrate the parents of our Artibonite community, who greatly value the vaccines that protect their children from deadly diseases. HAS community health workers and parents work together to ensure that vaccines will get to those who need them most—infants and children, HAS’s smallest patients.
Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” At HAS, we know that all people and organizations enjoy successful ventures alongside attempts that don’t work out as planned; what matters is that we remain dedicated to improvement.
We are honoring World Health Day at HAS by taking a look at a health challenge that is very real and growing in our community: childhood malnutrition. One of the most critical means of combating childhood malnutrition is through education and prevention.
Later this week, much of the world will be focused on World Health Day. Here at HAS, we've decided to highlight childhood malnutrition as we think about global health because it is a chronic problem that is alarmingly worse this year in Haiti.
Friday is World Water Day. In honor of that, we wanted to take some time to share several of the experiences we've had at HAS, in witnessing just how transformative it is when communities are given access to clean water.
Friday May 10 2013, 8:00pm
Tickets $25 (includes reception)
All proceeds benefit the Canadian Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
St. James Church, Dundas
137 Melville Street, Dundas, Ontario
The 7th Reunion of the HAS Haiti Alumni Association Europe took place at Bienenberg/Basel/Switzerland September 7 – 9, 2012. Around 100 former employees, volunteers and interested people from Haiti, US, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Spain and UK participated at the meeting.