J/P HRO medical program started with 30 international volunteers providing emergency medical care in the streets of Port-au-Prince in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. Today, two clinics-J/P 1 and J/P 2-continue to see and treat nearly 9,000 patients every month with an entirely Haitian staff of medical professionals. They are saving lives daily and improving community health among an underserved population, where healthcare is often beyond financial reach for many.
J/P HRO's Haitian medical staff is nearly 100 strong and includes doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, emergency care providers, x-ray technicians and ancillary staff members.
J/P HRO is one of the leading medical service providers for residents of Delmas 32, home to 90,000 people, as well as nearby communities in the Port-au-Prince area.
The program leads public health campaigns on hand-washing, child vaccination, and nutrition for mothers and young children. Our community health agents go door-to-door, engaging small groups in the community to plan and execute education campaigns. The team members take the time to understand deeply the well-being of those we serve, and to work to put as much ownership and responsibility as possible in the hands of patients.
According to the United Nations and other international agencies, a brighter, more prosperous future for the developing world begins with the promotion of healthy and informed mothers. The Medical Program oversees a comprehensive Women's Health Clinic, offering family planning services, gynecologic examinations, and pre-natal and post-natal care. J/P HRO staff delivers 38 babies a month. We are especially proud to report our 0% maternal mortality rate
Our dental clinic houses the most state of the art equipment in the nation. Our dental staff is not only trained how to perform modern procedures, but in how to teach others to do this same. This is a path toward elevating dental standards more widely in Haiti and bringing brighter smiles to children and adults every day.
Part of a holistic approach to health care includes the incorporation of mental health care. In post-disaster zones, a significant number of the patients suffer not only from psychological trauma and subsequent mental health conditions, but with symptoms that are actually physiological expressions of trauma such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Often, there is a lack of awareness and understanding among doctors and patients towards the psychological causes of symptoms. J/P HRO and its partners seek to address these issues in a comprehensive and sustainable manner, through training workshops in basic mental health for its medical staff, seminars, and on the job supervision and guidance.
The clinics offer general practice medicine, x-ray and ultrasound services, vaccinations, HIV/AIDS and other STD testing, AIDS counseling and referral for follow-up treatment. J/P HRO operates specialized services to specifically address the chronic diseases that are common in Haiti, such as hypertension and diabetes. Patients with complications that cannot be treated on-site are referred and transferred by ambulance to a nearby hospital in Port-au-Prince for specialized care. Both clinics also house a full-service pharmacy, which is free-of-charge to patients.
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