Millions of people in Haiti lack access to affordable healthcare, housing, education, and stable employment. Even more lack access to routine dental care, with very few dentists in the entire country. Because of these factors, coupled with the fact that Haiti is also prone to severe natural disasters, many individuals are left with few choices with it comes to accessing even the most basic of health and dental care. For many, this ultimately leads to a lifetime of pain, suffering, and early death.
Carson-Newman University Medical Team
From the 2010 earthquake in Haiti until 2017, Carson-Newman University (CN) Department of Nursing located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, USA sent a team to help provide medical care to those in Haiti with limited or no access to medical care. The medical team consisted of CN Nurse and Health Science faculty, students, and alumni health care providers along with other physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physical therapists, etc. Care was provided to the God’s Planet for Haiti School children in Hinche, their parents, local residents, and area prisoners. The medical team further provided care for various surrounding communities in local church settings. CN worked alongside God’s Planet for Haiti, Ogle Foundation, and Radio Bible Hour to provide holistic health care to the people of Haiti.
Remote Area Medical
Twice a year, since 2018, Remote Area Medical (RAM) based out of Rockford, Tennessee, USA aims to alleviate pain and suffering of the Haitian residents by providing free, quality dental, medical, and vision care to children and the needy in the community and prisons. The medical team consists of doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, etc. The volunteers are from many states within the United States. These semi-annual mobile clinics directly improve the health and lives of thousands of Haitians each year.