Where We Serve - Haiti

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Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.  Although located only 500 miles from the shores of the U.S., Haiti is a land characterized by poverty, lack of safe drinking water, poor health, and poor nutrition.  The city of Thomassique is on the eastern Central Plateau in Haiti, about 25 miles from the border with the Dominican Republic.  Until Medical Missionaries built a clinic (hospital) in Thomassique, the 125,000 residents of this region had no local medical facility.  Now they can receive regular medical attention, pre-natal care, and specialized services from U.S. doctors and nurses who travel to the clinic several times a year.

Getting to Thomassique is not easy.  Usually, our teams fly into Santo Domingo and drive over four hours to Banica (Dominican Republic).  Then they load into an Army truck and drive another two and a half hours to Thomassique (Haiti) over a narrow dirt highway.

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Medical team prepares to travel from Banica to Thomassique

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Highway from Banica to Thomassique

 

Although the road is rough, the countryside can be very beautiful.  During the six month rainy season (April to October), the hills are green.  During the six months dry season, they are brown.

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Countryside near Thomassique

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