(Locator : Port au Prince, Haiti)
This is Grace Children’s Hospital, Haiti’s leading curative and
preventative treatment center. It was founded over 30 years ago by a
United Methodist couple from the United States.
Of the children who even make it here, nearly a quarter will die.
Keren Bijou/International Child Care: “Waiting for the people arriving
here almost dead is not a good approach, it is not a good procedure.”
Rather than wait for the sick to come to them, Grace sends health care
workers into some of Haiti’s most deprived communities, to combat
disease before it strikes.
Keren Bijou/International Child Care: “In the past, most of the babies
have never been vaccinated against these kinds of diseases. It is one of
the causes of the high mortality rate we had in the past.”
With funding coming from United Methodist donations, Grace is able to
support 20 health care workers in neighborhoods that otherwise would go
without any preventative health care.
Keren Bijou/International Child Care: “They would just stay at home and
wait for the next time their kid will be sick.”
This free mobile clinic allows for entire families to get medical care
they otherwise could never afford. And despite all the problems that
exist in Haiti, this is one program that is making a difference…one person at
Over 4,000 patients are seen monthly in a wide variety of pediatric and
adult outpatient clinics. For more information about International Child
Care, call 1-800-722-4453 or go to