Happy birthday to C2C’s newest clinic in Camp Coq, Haiti! We had a wonderful time celebrating with members of the Camp Coq community, our patients and local Steering Committee included. Everyone was invited to take part in health education sessions tailored to address concerns we see most often in the clinic, games, and – of course – medical consultations.
The clinic staff wanted the anniversary festivities to be equal parts fun and educational. Dr. Youveline Preval and Nurse Herlande Duvot lead two education conferences: one on the importance of immunizations, and the other on family planning. In addition to the primary care that is always offered, our visiting OB/GYN was also on site for pre-natal consultations.
Following the information sessions, the birthday party continued with a C2C-sponsored soccer match, held near the clinic. Area children enjoyed games of musical chairs, trivia challenges, and racing!
Clinic staff gathered feedback from many community members who said that the C2C clinic has become their first choice when seeking healthcare. They’re confident that when they visit C2C they’re going to be feeling better right away.
The good news is that our fabulous birthday party didn’t tire us – it inspired us! C2C loves hearing from the community; how they feel is so important to us and informs every decision we make. As Dr. Preval said, “C2C participates in community activities so they know us and we understand their needs. We are hearing from the community that they are happy they get better care here.”
Our teams in Haiti and the US absolutely cannot wait to see what Year Two brings in Camp Coq.