Director’s Blog: Bonne Annee! Happy New Year!

January 6, 2022

Greetings to all for the new year. I hope everyone had a restful, enjoyable, and memorable holiday season. We are back at work at Konbit Sante after a much-needed break. Our staff and teams on the ground are eager to continue our ongoing public health projects in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

As we begin our work, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge all of you for your support throughout the past 20 years. We appreciate you standing by us and hope you will do the same this upcoming year. This year we have a lot of exciting work to look forward to.

As we look toward the future, our Board, in partnership with our staff, are working on Konbit Sante’s strategic plan. We started the work last year with plans to continue this year. Due to the pandemic, our strategic plan has had to morph to adapt to our new, ever-changing environment. We hope to have a plan for our organization by the summer, helping us to identify uncertainties and providing options for the future, all while building flexibility around how we approach and carry out our mission’s work. I am looking forward to this process, and to the outcomes from it.

As always, our programmatic work in Cap-Haitien will continue. This includes the community vaccination rallies at Fort Saint Michel Health Center and the research methods course with clinicians at Justinien University Hospital. Our funds will also continue to support staffing needs at Unite de Lutte pour la Sante Health Center and Justinien University Hospital. We will also support the supply chain needs of Haitian Baptist Convention Hospital, Justinien University Hospital, and our community collaborators.

Staff supporting the mobile clinic organized by Unite de Lutte pour la Sante Health Center
We are actively recruiting for two office-based positions for the organization, namely the Development and Fundraising Specialist, to be based in the Maine office, and the Finance Manager, to be based in the Cap-Haitien office. We are seeking dynamic and compassionate professionals who have an interest in improving global health. I am excited as we continue to grow and strengthen our team with new colleagues.

I ask that you to join me in this exciting journey we’re on here at Konbit Sante this year. We will be busy and we will keep you updated on our work in the coming months. We thank you for your support and want to wish you and your families a happy, healthy, and safe new year!

Photo above: Staff supporting the mobile clinic organized by Unite de Lutte pour la Sante Health Center

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