The Haiti project team is working with Partners In Health, The Haitian Health Care Foundation, and the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population to rebuild the dilapidated outpatient clinic in Hinche, located in the poor central plateau of Haiti. The clinic is more than 60 years old and inadequate for the approximately 75,000 people who depend on its services.
EWB-VT's History in Haiti
EWB-VT began initial contacts with Haiti, laying plans for future projects.
2010In December 2010 the Virginia Tech EWB Haiti Team was coordinating with our partners on travel details and making final preparations for travel. Due to security issues in Haiti these plans were postponed.
With the postponement over, the EWB national committee agreed to allow us to resubmit our original trip proposal for an assessment during Virginia Tech’s Spring Break in March.
During the assessment trip, the group assessed the existing water infrastructure and conducted water quality tests with kits donated by 3M. They also met to coordinate with our partners within the community including PIH, the Hinche Rotary Club, and the Haitian National Water Service coordinator.
The Haiti team has recently returned from a trip where they surveyed the local hospital structure and met with the head of the hospital to discuss what else needed to be done. From this, future projects are being formed, a major one of which is fixing water pressure issues to provide water more reliably to the facility.