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Medical Clinic

Dr Joey

In order to ensure the healthiest environment, Pwoje Espwa has built a fully functional Clinic on the property that was completed in June 2012. The Espwa Klinik houses our first permanent space for dental treatment, multiple exam rooms, a space to perform minor surgery, an infirmary where sick children can stay overnight, and an area devoted to public health education. There is also an X-ray room, a small laboratory with increased capability, and a pharmacy. The flexible design of the new clinic allows us to enhance our services for our residents, villagers, and pediatric cases from the local birthing center.

When new children enter the residential program at Pwoje Espwa, they receive a dental and physical comprehensive health assessment, during which they are screened for illnesses such as tuberculosis, HIV, intestinal parasites and skin infestations. Their growth and nutritional conditions are assessed and they are given their most up to date immunization vaccinations.

In addition, all children receive quarterly treatments for parasitic infections and are reviewed annually for general overall health. As preventative measures, children are given public health education on a regular basis. This training includes hygiene, bedbug prevention, care of laundry, and nutrition.

This facility was made possible by the support of many donors and an answer to our prayers.

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I fell in love with Espwa during my first visit last year. Hard to put into words, but there was a real "heart" connection with the kids and staff. It is a special place. My visit was focused primarily on the girls and the teachers. Relationships were initiated during that first visit that I treasure very much!

- Maria Simeone

There is hardly a more heartbreaking sight than seeing an orphan in Haiti--many of them who have families who simply cannot feed and clothe them. Of course there is the emotional response to their plight, but there is a more pragmatic hope--that given a chance in a loving, caring environment, these children can grow up to be leaders, people who can move their communities and the country itself in a positive, healthy direction.

- Jackie Wilson

This place is amazing! The kids and their caregivers will restore your faith in the human spirit. The magic of Espwa is that there is a childhood provided for the kids there that would not exist otherwise.Haiti has a very very long way to go, but this is a hopeful place with clean, well fed, happy children, teachers, house moms, and support staff. Fr Marc and all of the others should be very proud of their accomplishments. Help them in any way that you can!

- Kerri McDonough Croland
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