A good infrastructure means more than just a building to deliver health services. It means having enough space to meet the health needs of the community, clean water for washing and drinking, a grounded electrical system to protect against power surges and lightning strikes, regular equipment maintenance to prevent failure during critical periods of care, a functioning communications system, and more.
In collaboration with other organizations, Konbit Sante has worked with its health partners to build on and improve the infrastructures of their facilities, including:
Installing a satellite-based communications system, grounding the electrical system and installing back-up power to the operating room and other services, and increasing the water supply at Justinien University Hospital (JUH)
Collaborating with Hope Health Action to complete construction of Haiti’s first permanent rehabilitation facility for people with spinal cord injuries at Hopital de la Convention Baptist d’Haiti (HCBH)
Architectural planning and construction of a new primary care clinic operated by Unite de Lutte pour la Sante (ULS) in the community of Bande du Nord
Proposing and doing preliminary design work on a new pediatric building at JUH (pictured at left), constructed with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Designing and managing a major renovation at Fort Saint Michel Health Center (FSM) with funding from MINUSTAH and USAID; the expansion improved and enlarged facilities for pediatrics, maternity, tuberculosis treatment, family planning, and more