Haiti

Thormonde and Caracol

Thomonde, Haiti

Partnering with GW SMHS and Project Medishare

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with one of the most medically under-served and under-resourced health systems in the world.

Since 2011, GW Nursing and the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences have partnered to bring much-needed health care services and targeted health care education programs to adult and children living in Haiti’s Central Plateau Region.

GW Nursing works collaboratively with SMHS, local health agencies, and Project Medishare, our Non-Government Organization partner (NGO) to provide a wide spectrum of health-related services and activities in this inter-professional medical mission. 

Trip Goals

  • Work with our partners  Project Medishare to provide primary health care services, screening, and health education for adults and children of all ages in Haiti’s Central Plateau Region.
  • Strengthen relationships with the Haitian people and local, national, and international government and non-government agencies to build capacity and develop sustainable programs based on Haiti’s prioritized health needs.  
  • Improve health outcomes for people experiencing acute and chronic health problems.
  • Promote health and alleviate disease through strategic health education initiatives focused on building healthier communities.   

Expectations of Students

GW Nursing students involved in trips to Haiti develop and present health education materials translated into Haitian Creole. Presentations are based on topics identified by the program director from experience and previous trips and may include: prevention of cholera, chikungunya, zika virus, hypertension, feminine hygiene and health promotion, hand washing and food safety. Accelerated BSN students will rotate through triage and observe and assist in specialty clinics.

 

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Caracol, Haiti

Partnering with SAE-A Trading Ltd. and Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital in South Korea (PNUYH)

GW Nursing works collaboratively with PNUYH and SAE-A Trading Company Ltd to provide primary health care services, screening, and health education for adults and children in Caracol and its neighboring communities. 

Trip Goals

  • Work with our partners SAE-A Trading Company Ltd to provide primary health care services, screening, and health education for adults and children of all ages in the region.
  • Strengthen relationships with the Haitian people and local, national, and international government and non-government agencies to build capacity and develop sustainable programs based on Haiti’s prioritized health needs.  
  • Improve health outcomes for people experiencing acute and chronic health problems.
  • Promote health and alleviate disease through strategic health education initiatives focused on building healthier communities.   

Expectations of Students

GW Nursing students involved in trips to Haiti develop and present health education materials translated into Haitian Creole. Presentations are based on topics identified by the program director from experience and previous trips and may include: prevention (malaria, cholera, chikungunya and zika virus), Maternal child health (diarrheal disease and dehydration, anemia, gender violence, hypertension and diabetes), feminine hygiene and health promotion, hand washing and food safety. Accelerated BSN students will rotate through triage and observe and assist in specialty clinics.

 

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