Dream Come True: An X-ray in Bainet

We at Hope for Haiti Foundation have been on a journey the last 14 years to help provide basic to comprehensive medical care to our community in Zorange, and now Gandou and Bainet.

Over the last 4 years, the effort has been intensified with a focus on Bainet to see how we can provide more services and add X-ray technology and surgical services in partnership with the Ministry of Health.

About four years ago we received an X-ray machine all the way from Vancouver, WA. After many shipments, persistence, and patience–after more than 4 trips by different radiology technicians–we have reached our goal of actually taking an X-ray machine to Bainet.

Sandra Watson was the last part of this project to get the machine working. Initially she had a rough start to her trip but persevered she did and persistent she was. Through her pure determination and smarts, not only are we performing X-rays on some of our patients, but more importantly, we have a trained team that will stay behind and provide this service to the community.

To get this machine here and functional has not been easy. It’s a blessing that it even survived about 6 shipments before arriving in Bainet. This feat has been possible because of your support and, on behalf of all the people in Bainet, I thank you for your partnership.

More from the blog

Here are the latest updates and news from our blog:

Lab Technicians in Training

Lab Technicians in Training

As part of our effort to expand lab services…
Rural Haiti is Fully Powered in 2024

Rural Haiti is Fully Powered in 2024

The adventurous travels of an Electrical Engineer from Port…