Haiti | September 7 - 14, 2019

Haiti clinics team

 

About the Trip

Join us from September 7 - 14, 2019 on the north coast of Haiti lies the city of Cap-Haitien and the new ASEBED hospital. Project C.U.R.E. has delivered five separate 40-foot cargo containers to ASEBED hospital to outfit it with equipment and consumables for its opening day that happened June 8th, 2015.  Project C.U.R.E. was on-hand to unpack, organize, and install the five containers, as well as participate in the celebration. The Project C.U.R.E. team also spent the first days of the newly-opened hospital seeing and treating Haitian patients and working alongside hospital staff. Join Project C.U.R.E. for our C.U.R.E. Clinics trip to benefit the people of Haiti at the ASEBED hospital. The Team Leader for this trip is Dr. Barbara Morris.

 

About the Country

Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti, is a country on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean. It occupies the western third of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 10,714 sq mi in size and has an estimated 9.9 million people, about a million of whom live in the capital city of Port-Au-Prince. Gaining its independence in 1804, Haiti was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the second republic successful in a war of independence against a European colonial power in the Americas, and the only nation in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt. 

 

About the Clinics Site

Cap-Haitien, often referred to as Capis a community of about 190,000 people on the north coast of Haiti and capital of the Department du Nord that displays its cultural wealth and sophistication through its beautiful architecture and artistic life. It was an important city during the colonial period, serving as the capital of the French Colony of Saint-Dominique from the city's formal foundation in 1711 until 1770 when the capital was moved to Port-Au-Prince. After the Haitian Revolution, it became the capital of the Kingdom of Northern Haiti under King Henri Christophe until 1820. Cap-Haïtien's long history of independent thought and its relative distance from Port-au-Prince have contributed in making it a legendary incubator of anti-establishment movements. Cap-Haïtien is known as the nation's largest center of historic monuments; it is a tourist destination. The calm water of the bay, picturesque Caribbean beaches and monuments have made it a resort and vacation destination for Haïti's upper classes. Cap-Haïtien has also attracted more international tourists, as it has been isolated from the political instability in the south of the island.  It has a wealth of French colonial architecture, which has been well preserved. During and after the Haitian Revolution, many craftsmen from Cap-Haïtien, who were free people of color, fled to French-controlled New Orleans. As a result, the two cities share many similarities in the styles of architecture. Especially notable are the gingerbread houses lining the city's older streets.

C.U.R.E. clinic nurses with two women and a baby

 

About the Program Cost

Your tax-deductible donation to participate on a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to Haiti is $1,500. This program cost covers all accommodations, meals, water, and transportation once in-country, including drivers, tips, and boats/ferries (when applicable). Program costs also include translators, medications, C.U.R.E. Kits, Kits for Kids, travel and evacuation insurance, Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the State Department, visa fees, medical license transfer procedures, departure travel packet with Project C.U.R.E. t-shirt, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, tour guides and small touristic excursions and activities are included. Please note alcohol, internet access, laundry, and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost.

You will have the opportunity to arrange your own international airfare to and from Haiti. Find suggested flight itineraries HERE. Should you prefer Project C.U.R.E to arrange your international airfare and trip in full, this is available for a surcharge of $100, in addition to the cost of airfare. Be sure to notify us if you would prefer this option.


Sample Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Your excursion begins as you depart on a direct flight to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, from Miami International Airport. 

Day 2: Spend the first day working at ASEBED hospital, meeting the staff and partners, and getting a feel for the clinical routine of the week. Unpack and organize supplies and medicine that the team has brought. Run a community health workshop to improve the health and hygiene of the local Haitians. Spend the night at the guesthouse, located just a short walk from the ASEBED hospital.

Day 3: Give back to the local community by providing a full day of primary medical care at the ASEBED hospital. Collaborate with the clinic that has been a recipient of five Project C.U.R.E. containers full of donated medical supplies.

Day 4: Today we will travel to a rural community and provide health and hope to rural Haitians via a pop-up clinic. 

Day 5: This day will be spent relaxing and sight-seeing. Take a trip to the nearby Citadelle, a world heritage site, and then relax on the beach.

Day 6: Get ready for another hard day of work at the ASEBED hospital! See patients and continue collaborating with ASEBED hospital staff.

Day 7: Last Clinic day! We’ll travel to another rural pop-up clinic site in the mountains of Haiti. Afterwards, enjoy a nice dinner out while experiencing Haitian nightlife. 

Day 8: Travel back to your homes via a direct flight to Miami!


Past Trips

The first Project C.U.R.E Clinics trip to Haiti happened in June 2015. Check out pictures from the trip on our Facebook album here.