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1 Haiti Nursing Foundation Ann Arbor, Michigan Haiti Nursing Foundation Ann Arbor, Michigan

2 HAITI’S NATURAL BEAUTY

3 Median age 18 Population over 9 million

4 80% live in poverty 80% live in poverty 75-85% unemployed 75-85% unemployed

5 Many homes have no electricity or running water Many homes have no electricity or running water …or running water

6 No public trash collection …few safe water sources

7 Education is prized but there are no public schools Education is prized but there are no public schools About 53% Literacy

8 In the US, 94 nurses per 10,000 people In Haiti, 1 nurse per 10,000 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ In the USA, 26 doctors per 10,000 people In Haiti, 3 doctors per 10,000 In the US, 94 nurses per 10,000 people In Haiti, 1 nurse per 10,000 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ In the USA, 26 doctors per 10,000 people In Haiti, 3 doctors per 10,000

9 The average Haitian dies by age 55 from: Malnutrition, diarrhea; Malaria, tetanus, typhoid, measles; TB, AIDS, hypertension, cancer The average Haitian dies by age 55 from: Malnutrition, diarrhea; Malaria, tetanus, typhoid, measles; TB, AIDS, hypertension, cancer

10 WELL-EDUCATED NURSES CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE  Educating patients and their communities  Prevention of disease through changed behaviors  Immunization and early intervention  Educating patients and their communities  Prevention of disease through changed behaviors  Immunization and early intervention

11 FSIL SCHOOL OF NURSING  Construction begins 2003  Léogâne, 20 miles west of Port-au-Prince  January, 2005 buildings dedicated  Construction begins 2003  Léogâne, 20 miles west of Port-au-Prince  January, 2005 buildings dedicated

12 FACULTÉ DES SCIENCES INFIRMIÈRES DE L'UNIVERSITÉ EPISCOPALE D'HAÏTI (FSIL)

13 FACULTY OF NURSING SCIENCE OF THE EPISCOPAL UNIVERSITY OF HAITI Doyenne (Dean) Hilda Alcindor, RN Doyenne (Dean) Hilda Alcindor, RN 36 students admitted; first capping ceremony 36 students admitted; first capping ceremony

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15 Dedication of papaya tree honoring donors Dedication of papaya tree honoring donors FSIL students at a community clinic

16 Daily flag ceremony in the courtyard

17 FSIL cafeteria Clinical skills lab Clinical skills lab Entrance hallway

18 Students in clinicals

19 Baccalaureate service

20 Second class of graduates and friends, September 2009

21 Maternal Child Health Clinic conducted by FSIL students and volunteer physicians, 12/09 Maternal Child Health Clinic conducted by FSIL students and volunteer physicians, 12/09 Dean Alcindor with patients Miss Cadio talking about vaccinations

22 FSIL students in family health clinic, Léogâne December 2009

23 January 12, 2010 Léogâne 20 miles from epicenter 80-90% of Léogâne destroyed

24 FSIL School of Nursing Before After

25 Life in the tent village on school grounds

26 Delivering medical care at FSIL

27 FSIL Library before and after the earthquake

28 Dorm room converted to an operating room

29 Portable x-ray in Dormitory Lounge post-earthquake Before: Students in Dormitory Lounge

30 75% of FSIL’s newly- completed wall fell; Roman Catholic Church in Léogâne fared even worse

31 Resilient Haitian children living on the FSIL grounds

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33 FSIL Students, graduates, and volunteer medical personnel

34 Seniors in Community Health Assessment class with visiting faculty, June 2010

35 For more information contact  Haiti Nursing Foundation  P.O. Box 3008  Ann Arbor, MI    Visit our website: 


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