Aslan Medical Clinic
In 2011, Aslan contracted with Hospitals of Hope (HOH) in Wichita, Kansas to build a modern medical facility. We shipped the completed structure to Haiti in late 2011, and after a 2-year battle to clear Haitian customs we assembled the 960 square foot building on Aslan’s property in L’Acajou in 2014. It is now a vibrant clinic serving the medical needs of impoverished families.
Our clinic is air conditioned throughout and contains:
- Two examination rooms
- A laboratory
- A dental room with X-ray equipment
- A hospital grade X-ray machine
- A small pharmacy
- Two bathrooms
- A kitchen and break room
- A diesel generator to provide power and clean water to the building.
Aslan’s Klinik Nan Espwa (Clinic of Hope) is staffed by Haitian doctors & nurses under the supervision of our American medical director, Allyn McCarthy, RN.
We are always looking for new ways to improve our services to the hundreds of children & families we serve. We are currently raising funding to build a sterile surgical suite so we can bring American doctors to Haiti to perform much-needed surgeries. The suite will include a post-surgery recovery unit.
A Little Girl’s Arm Is Healed
While our girls group was washing their hands on Monday, Ismayna (one of our very small 9-year-old girls) slipped and fell to the ground screaming in pain. She was rushed to Allyn, our medical director, with both bones in her left arm in a terrible compound fracture. Joseph Israel, Frantz, and Allyn rushed her to Ouanaminthe, a large neighboring city, to an orthopedic doctor. After sedating the child (and with Joseph & Allyn’s assistance) the doctor pulled her arm with all his might to realign the bones.
Although it was a very painful process to heal, we are happy to report that little Ismayna has healed and regained full use of her arm.
This is just one of the many examples of how our Clinic of Hope serves the community in Haiti. One of the most poverty stricken countries in the world, we work to provide hope and life-saving services for those in need.