Delivery of medical supplies in Port-a-Piment

Six months after Hurricane Matthew devastated the commune of Port-a-Piment , the local hospital is still very active with patients coming from the Southwest coast of Haiti (Tiburon, Les Anglais, Chardonnières, Roche-a-Bateau, Coteaux etc..).

With the support of the Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) organization, the hospital is now recognized for providing very good services. Everyone in town has something positive to say about the hospital and its staff. 75 patients are scheduled for treatment daily and 120 people are now employed at this facility according to Mr Pierre Van Heddegem, MSF Project Coordinator.

On March 26th, 2017, Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc, delivered 4 boxes of medical supplies donated by The International Surgical Health Initiative (ISHI) Global organization. The supplies included gloves, drapes, staplers,bandage rolls, syringes, IV catheters, suture sets, bottles of Nacl irrigation, curity bandages, gauze sponges etc…. These supplies were trusted to the hospital Medical Director, Dr Missole Antoine and to the Administrator Mr. Evens Pierre.

On behalf of the hospital of Port-a-Piment, Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc., thanks Dr Ziad Zifri,President of IHSI Global Organization for his support and willingness to help. Sincere thanks to Mrs. Michèle Sidney for her assistance and support..

A KPP project: Cleaning up the town

11-02-2016.– “There is a great need to clear our environment from the debris left by the hurricane. This is a health hazard” said Mrs. Paule-Edeline Orcel, KPP representative in Port-a-Piment a few days after Hurricane Mathew devastated the southwest coast of Haiti.

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The consensus among the KPP members on the ground was to give top priority to a thorough cleaning of the town. This was approved by the Board of directors. KPP also obtained the approval of the town Mayor, Mr. Raymond Pierre Louis. And for the past two weeks, about 100 workers and supervisors, armed with tools purchased and provided by KPP were put to work to remove the trash and debris left by the storm. A team of 20 workers hired by the Mayor’s office were also at work at the center of the town. The task was enormous especially in the neighborhood of Figuiers.

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Today, the scars of destruction caused by Matthew remain very much visible. From left to right, scores of destroyed homes remind everyone that the town has yet to return to normalcy. However, the streets are no longer filled with the debris. The 21 streets of Port-a-Piment are free of the trash that was considered a health hazard for the citizens.

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On October 4th, Hurricane Matthew had struck hard at our town and desperation had set in the face of its citizens. KPP is proud to have put 100 people to work at a time when they needed most to earn a living with dignity.

KPP extends a warm Thank You to all who responded to our plea and efforts .We congratulate our members on the ground who did not waste time to assess the situation, set goals and get the work done.

World Cities Day

10-31-2016.- The United Nations has designated every 31st of October as World Cities Day. The General theme of World Cities is Better City, Better Life.
The goal of KPP is to improve the life of the citizens of Port-a-Piment through better health,good education and a higher economic status for the families.
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