After one year of operations, the Clinic continues to treat patients compassionately and offers a variety of community health services.
While the one-year anniversary date was Monday, Jan. 19, the celebration was held on Sunday, Jan. 18, and included refreshments for members of the community and balloons, plus a cake for the staff.
The Clinic has accomplished several goals during the past year. In addition to treating patients compassionately and providing the necessary medications, we have launched a community health and outreach program to include nutrtiion education, food bank that included protein nuggets and will soon offer Plumpy Nut, a milk and peanut based supplement for malnourished children, vitamin distribution including vitamin A to prevent blindness in children, de-woming of children and adults, and a water purification program.
We will soon be offering vaccinations for the community, and will serve as an AIDS testing site.
On the Friday prior to the celebration, a journalist from the Haitain newspaper, Le Nouvelliste, intervewed Dr. Jean-Francois, Medical Director of the Clinic, and Karen Jung, Clinic Administrator. The Tennessee Register newspaper in Nashville, TN, is also writing a story on the one-year anniversary of Visitation Clinic that will be online Friday, Jan. 23.