Areas of Focus
- We provide preventative and curative care.
- We support services to women in order to reduce infant mortality.
- We encourage the Haitian community in the necessity of yearly checkups (information sessions).
OMES opperates its main clinic in Carrefour. Carrefour is located several miles from downtown Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, and is one of its most impoverished and overcrowded districts in Haiti. According to research, 500,000 people in Carrefour are poor and do not have access to good medical care and nutrition. This lack of access to potable water and basic health care further compounds the problems. The poor quickly occupy the few abandoned buildings in Carrefour.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 2:00pm, Saturdays 8am to 12am. It has twenty employees: eight nurses, five doctors (a generalist, an OB/GYN, a dentist, a radiologist, and a sonographer), two personnel, one accountant, one pharmacist, and two security guards). Patients pay 50 gourdes ($1.00 US) for consultation, compared to other clinics’ $250. The urgent care stays open 24 hours for maternity needs and hospitalization. Due to lack of sufficient funds, there is only one doctor on call.
OMES operates a mobile clinic in Arcahaie every two months. This clinic has experienced tremendous growth, such that the church had to move to a different location. A paid internship is offered through partnership with other schools. The organization is recognized by the state for its credibility, and the government recommends the organization to schools for students who wants to be trained or do internship in their desired fields.