Category Archives: Clinic Opening

Clinic Clears Customs! Leaving Cap Haitien for Camp Coq!

Happy Friday from C2C! Our newest clinic has arrived in Cap Haitien, been cleared through customs, and the containers are happily on their way to serve the community in Camp Coq. American Global Logistics ensured the containers arrived safely in Cap Haitien, donating shipping costs to C2C. The containers will be in place with plumbing and electricity early next week! Photos coming soon!

Haiti Map

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Clinic leaving Miami. Now Bound for Camp Coq, Haiti!

C2C is delighted to share that our third clinic will soon be on its way to Camp Coq, a community in Northern Haiti.
People living in Camp Coq now must travel hours to receive high-quality medical care for themselves and their children; C2C will bring care closer, make it much less expensive, and create a sustainable community asset in Camp Coq that will serve women and children in the community for years to come.
This clinic will be staffed with local Haitian physicians, nurses, a lab tech, and community health workers, and will serve between 6,000 and 8,000 patients in its first year of operations.
Special thanks to all who donated to make this clinic possible for the people of Camp Coq, especially Jack Connors, Gerald Sheehan, guests at a fall 2012 event hosted by Jack, Gerald, and Sue and Bernie Pucker, members of C2C’s 50 Women group, Ruthie Barker and Kathryn Sargent, the Emerging Markets Trade Association, and American Global Logistics.
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Follow the Journey From Fabrication to Opening Day and Beyond

What does it take to open a primary care clinic in Haiti?  Join us as we work to open our newest clinic – from fabrication to opening day and beyond, follow what happens on our blog.  We hope you will ask questions and offer suggestions and support along the way.

Let’s start with where we’ve been:

Clinic Fabrication

C2C Clinic InteriorOur fabricator in Miami started with an empty shipping container.  He added high windows for ventilation that preserves privacy; then he added flooring, shelves, cabinetry, and doors until the interior looked just like any other doctor’s office.  Medical equipment, including examination tables, lab equipment, and other necessary items, was packed inside the clinic.  This entire process takes up to 6 weeks.

Site Research/Decision

1044127_444444092329886_1404156843_nC2C spent many months researching potential clinic locations in Haiti, suggested by the Ministry of Health and other nonprofit organizations.  C2C chose Camp Coq because there was need, a population large enough to support a clinic, and community support for a clinic.  C2C conducted in-depth community research – focus groups, door-to-door surveys, community leadership interviews – early in 2013 before finalizing the site.

Now where we are:

Shipping and Site Preparation

From our fabricator’s site in Miami, the clinic will soon travel more than 600 miles to its new home – Camp Coq, Haiti.  Workers are preparing the site for the clinic, placing concrete footings to hold it in place, and leveling the grounds.

999017_444444032329892_1272415476_nCommunity Steering Committee

A steering committee is in place, comprised of 11 Camp Coq community leaders, to guide C2C’s entry into the community and serve as ambassadors for the organization to their neighbors and friends.

  • And finally, where we’re going in the next few weeks – we hope you will check back often for news! Health Education Staff Hiring

Clinic Staff Hiring

Staff Training and Orientation

Community Outreach

Clinic Opening

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