Over the last couple years we have been very thankful for an ultrasound machine that was donated by a very generous donor for our use here at Centre De Sante Clinic. Unfortunately, it broke down and we are in desperate need of a new one!
The ultra sound machine is a very important tool for the clinic here in Haiti as the next closest location is an extremely uncomfortable moto ride out to town. The ride is especially uncomfortable for pregnant women. Many of the woman that we send for an ultrasound are unable to go because they don't have the funds, family will not allow them to go or they can't take the uncomfortable ride. Here at clinic, we provide an ultrasound for almost free and can be done on their scheduled appointment, making it much easier for them AND us!
For me as a midwife, it is extremely important that these woman get an ultrasound exam done. Especially for some of the woman with high risk pregnancies. There are instances when an ultrasound exam is needed ASAP to help us make decisions in emergencies and just regular life, but its impossible for the mom to go get one done.
There are approximately 250 pregnant woman that come to the clinic for their monthly prenatal checkup. I send over half of these women to town for an ultrasound but only approximately 5 of them are able to go.
The ultrasound machine that we are hoping to buy costs approximately $6,500. At this point $3200 has been donated and we are hoping to raise the other $3,300 asap!
Donations can be made via PayPal by hitting the donate button in the sidebar, or by sending a check to:
Gospel To Haiti Inc. E4846A Meyer Road Reedsburg WI. 53959
Your help is GREATLY appreciated!