About the Port-au-Prince Project
The Port au Prince Project began with the funding of a Haitian-staffed mobile medical clinic, which has grown to include basic pharmacy and diagnostic test services. In addition, MATH sponsors US-based medical teams that travel to Haiti each year to work side-by-side, educate and collaborate with the staff of the mobile medical clinics. MATH and its Haitian team have provided over 10,000 patient visits in a year to men, women and children who otherwise would not have access to consistent healthcare.
In October 2014, a permanent clinic was opened in Port-au-Prince, staffed by Haitian medical personnel, and the mobile clinics have been relocated to villages with more urgent needs. Dr. Wilkens Gilbert, a native Haitian, is leading this effort, as well as serving the surgical teams in Dame-Marie. This expansion will provide healthcare to over 15,000 patients per year in the area with care ranging from general health exams to diagnosing and initiating treatment for illnesses and chronic diseases.
The Port-au-Prince initiative is focused on (upgrading and enhancing) the permanent and mobile clinics to allow for continued outreach to Haitians who cannot otherwise afford or access the right care, maintenance of the mobile clinic vehicle to assure our team’s safe and efficient travel from location to location and funding for procedures diagnosed as medically necessary. The permanent and mobile clinics in Port-au-Prince provide a desperately needed continuum of care to Haitians in the medically under-served areas.