The influx of refugees to Chardonnette since the 2010 earthquake has amplified the desperate need for community health services. Some villagers have to walk or travel by mule for hours to reach the nearest clinic. which is two hours away. Patients, who are too weak to walk or handle the mule’s strength, have to be transported by relatives on a rocking chair tied to a piece of wood on each side.
We plan to partner with volunteer medical professionals to conduct health fairs to provide basic diagnostic testing for adults and children in Chardonnette and surrounding villages. We are also seeking partners, donors and volunteers to build a medical center that would provide primary healthcare for approximately 30,000 people.