By Jennifer Browning
Today, World Health Day, marks the anniversary of the 1948 founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s focus is on the need to make hospitals and health facilities safe in disasters and other emergencies.
In Haiti, Project Medishare is dedicated to making sure its hospitals and clinics are safe. In 2006, a new hospital was built in partnership with Partners in Health in Thomonde and was able to ride out the three hurricanes that ravaged Haiti’s Central Plateau.
Currently, a new Maternal Health Center is being built in Marmont thanks to the Greig Family who financed the construction entirely. Construction began at the end of January and is scheduled for completion in June.