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Local engineering firm supports biomedical technicians with laptop donations.
Konbit Sante volunteer Dr. Vic Herson working with pediatrician Dr. Muscadin ( who recently received training at Maine
PHOTO:  A baby's weight is monitored at an external clinic to monitor for signs of malnourishment
Recently, a number of shipments arrived in Cap- Haitien to strengthen the community health efforts of our Haitian partners.Below are 2 employees managing inventory for an international shipment of essential medicines:
Warm greetings from Haiti.  At Konbit Sante, we talk a lot about capacity-building because it is one of the central tenets of our mission, but sometimes it is not always clear to people how that works on the ground.  He
Dr. Jory Desir(r), meeting with a patient along with Konbit Sante volunteer Dr. Samuel Broaddus in the Urology Department at the Justinien University Hospital ( JUH)
It was such a pleasure to open Monday’s e-edition of the Portland Press Herald to find the front-page focus on Konbit Sante (“Maine volunteers haven’t given up on Haiti”
Read about a partnership that is improving the quality of care in emergency services.
Progress is slow, but there's reason for hope at Portland-based Konbit Sante five years after the country was devastated by an earthquake.
Konbit Sante’s 19th shipping container has been loaded with s
Link below to the Portland Press Herald column by Executive Director, Nate Nickerson: January 17, 2018
Dr. Youseline Telemaque, an OB/GYN and Konbit Sante's Program Manager in Cap-Haitien, visited Maine in July. She participated in a series of planning meetings, setting the program goals and objectives for the coming year with US staff. Together we worked on more integrated communication and... more
  I have just returned from a three-week work trip to our office in Cap-Haitien. Haitian staff have returned from their summer holidays and, as always, there is much activity. Here are just a few developments...Our new telecommunications equipment arrived in the last container and has now been... more
Leon Geusly is one of the many new patients receiving care at the newly constructed Spinal Cord Rehabilitaion unit, located in Quartier Morin.  This facility was built in partnership with MINUSTAH, Haiti Hospital Appeal (UK), Konbit Sante and others.  The video below, in Kreyol, shows the... more
Thousands of women in Haiti die every year during childbirth.  Yet, these deaths are preventable.  Research shows that women who deliver in a well-equipped medical facility with the assistance of a trained birth attendant have a significantly lower chance of dying at birth than those who deliver at... more
In Haiti the majority of births take place at home with the assistance of traditional birth assistants (TBAs).  TBAs are familiar members of the community and provide services at a cost that poor households can afford.  TBAs, however, do not have the skills or equipment to manage complications when... more
Join Konbit Sante in the 3rd Annual Maine Walks for Haiti. This year we are excited to add a timed 5K race to the event. Run or Walk – it's a great opportunity for people of all ages to get involved with an international humanitarian cause and make a difference. Proceeds from the event benefit... more
The first 28 days are the most vulnerable period of a child’s life. Globally, 44% of all deaths among children under five occur in the first month of life and 34% of those deaths take place on the first day.  The staff of the Pediatrics Service at Justinian University Hospital (JUH) are working... more
Konbit Sante's 5th Annual Maine Walks with Haiti was an incredible success, with hundreds of participants, volunteers, walkers, runners and performers joining us for a day of activities in solidarity with people in Haiti.  We would like to thank our sponsors and all of our volunteers who worked... more
Join us in April and May in Portland, Maine at Jen Burrall Designs Jewelry.  First Friday opening Reception will be April 4th, 5-8 PM.  You can contact us for more information or to find out how to hosta metal art exhibit.