Konbit Sante-Supported Nurses Begin Work

April 30, 2024

Thank You!

A special thank you to all who contributed to the March fundraiser to benefit pediatric care at Justinien University Hospital. Please read on to see how your donations are being put to work.

At top: Nurses and a medical resident review pediatric patient files at Justinien University Hospital.

Konbit Sante-Supported Pediatric Nurses Begin Work at Justinien University Hospital

In February, we reported hiring four Konbit-Sante-sponsored nurses to work at Justinien University Hospital. These nurses, all with strong credentials and experience, were selected from a pool of more than 90 applicants.

Three of the four started working at Justinien in early April, with excellent feedback. The fourth nurse was unable to travel safely from her home in Port-au-Prince to her new home in Cap-Haitien until recently. We are happy to report that she has arrived safely and starts to work May 1.

Early feedback includes a high level of enthusiasm for the professionalism and skills of these new nurses and for Dr. Muscadin’s whole team.

One recent example involved a Haitian-American child who was hospitalized at Justinien. (Americans and Haitian Americans generally go to a nearby private hospital rather than to a public hospital.) The Justinien staff properly diagnosed and stabilized the child, and she was then flown back to the U.S. for further treatment. The mother later contacted Dr. Muscadin from the U.S. to thank her and the team for their excellent care.

“The hands of skilled nurses, along with the highly engaged medical residents, can accomplish many things. Everything is important, of course. But the human touch, as much as anything, can help our youngest patients return to good health.”

—Dr. Emanise Muscadin, Konbit Sante Attending Faculty Pediatrician

Video Now Available

This virtual presentation by Dr. Emanise Muscadin, Konbit Sante Attending Faculty Pediatrician, on March 21, 2024, is now available on YouTube. Dr. Muscadin discusses the current situation in Haiti, the challenges of caring for pediatric patients in a large public tertiary care hospital, Konbit Sante’s enhanced pediatric nursing program, and other visions for the future. Here is a link to the video.

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