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Health Program in Haiti


Haiti-Cosmos has set up 24 dispensaries in remote rural areas of the Central Plateau.

The program employs about 50 people, including a doctor and 24 health auxiliaries.

Every quarter, the auxiliaries (each one being attached to a dispensary) receive a one-day training on a topical medical topic. This training is provided by a doctor.

The dispensaries are recognized by the Ministry of Health. Since 2007, they distribute the drugs produced by the laboratory (see below).

Patients who can afford it pay the equivalent of 0.20 CHF (0.19 €). It is ten times cheaper than in the hospital.

The dispensaries are open three days a week.

The Cosmos Foundation regularly collaborates with other NGOs (Zanmi Lassanté and Vision sur le Monde), that regularly use its dispensaries and auxiliaries for special care to pregnant women, distribute medicines or raise awareness about AIDS tuberculosis and cholera.

A herbal medicine lab

In 2007, a building was constructed in Céramon to house the Phyto Cosmos laboratory, on a land of 100 hectares for the cultivation of medicinal plants. The construction was financed by ASASE and the Fondation des Grangettes (Geneva).

About forty nontoxic and easily cultivable plants have been studied scientifically and can help to treat the most common diseases in the region.
In 2016, the plantation includes 20 000 mango trees, 300 eucalyptus trees, 3000 nonis (against gastritis), 8000 bananas (plantains) and 22 hectares of sugar cane for medicinal syrup.

The team includes a director, 6 agricultural workers, an agricultural technician, a laboratory technician, his assistant, and 6 security agents.

Thanks to the training and supervision provided by a team of pharmacists from the University and the Cantonal Hospital of Geneva, Haitian technicians now produce a dozen medicines to treat flu, gastritis, malaria, mycoses, wounds, diarrhea, tension problems, female infections, cough...

These medicines are delivered to our clinics every month.
Pharmacies in the city of Hinche wish they could distribute them as well. But the Cosmos Foundation is still awaiting the State approval.

During the epidemics of cholera, the Diahrrix is ​​in great demand (including 10,000 treatments ordered in 2011 by the Ministry of Public Health, and 8000 in 2016 by various local NGOs).

In general, the population appreciates our medicine that they find more effective, without side effects and cheaper than synthetic drugs.

Emergency Aid

In 2011, following the earthquake, ASASE, Haiti-Cosmos and the Star Logistique company went together to transport 1.5 tons of medical equipment, medicines and clothing to Hinche.

Making a difference...

With 100 CHF (93 €), you fully fund one week of operating costs of a dispensary in a rural locality.

With 200 CHF (186 €), you fund 4 days of production of medicinal plants.

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