In Haiti, only about 10% of the population lives in an area with reasonable accessibility to healthcare. Poverty and accessibility barriers results in death simply because they cannot access healthcare. In an effort to meet this need for the Haitian people, Parakaleo International currently has several on-going medical projects.
"But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of campassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and truth."
I John 3:17-18
Emmanuel Medical Center
Emmanuel Medical Center was started in 1980 by Baptist Mid-Missions missionaries and subsequently turned over to Haitian operation. In 2022, Parakaleo International partnered with Emmanuel Medical Center to remodel and re-optimize this facility to better meet the needs of the community. This revitalization project has included adding a maternal/child wing, a pediatric specialty, surgical specialties, ultrasound capabilities, new x-ray equipment, new inpatient area, and a helicopter landing pad among other things. This project has already proven invaluable in the community.
Hope Medical Center
Seguin, Haiti is a remote, yet central, mountain village and is home to over 20,000 people who have no reliable access to medical care. While mobile clinics are helpful and provide free care to a large number of people, they don't address the long term healthcare needs of this area.
In 2021, Parakaleo International started work on Hope Medical Center, with the goal to provide year-long, basic healthcare; as well as, facilitate larger-scale clinics in congruence with our short-term medical teams.
Short-Term Medical Teams
Over the course of the past 12 years, Parakaleo International has facilitated over 14 mobile medical clinics in the remote areas surrounding Seguin, Haiti. These teams strengthen the local churches by providing new outreach, and by meeting the basic health needs of those living in these communities. Mobile clinics are completely free to those attending and provide basic evaluations, pre-natal screening and care, pediatric nutrition assessment, wound management, and simple diagnostics. Nurses, doctors, PA's, NPs, dentists, and lay-people all come together to make these clinics possible.