As the Canaan/Jerusalem community in Haiti continues to grow, we are in the beginning stages of developing a second primary care clinic, named the Clinique Communautaire de Corail. Currently, it’s located within Le Fleur’s Orphanage, and plans are underway for building a separate structure nearby. The first Jerusalem Clinic is now completely under the management of a local board.
Dr. Fiquita St. Paul is already seeing 15-20 patients a day, three days a week at the new clinic. Recently, she was assisted by a CE team, which included Dr. Patricia Joseph, a local Haitian physician who was a longtime CE volunteer while she attended medical school. The team saw over 100 patients a day.
To ensure our work continues to meet the highest yield needs, we are conducting community surveys, looking at demographics and biometrics of the catchment area. The surveys will be eventually linked into the electronic medical record (EMR) system.