The Renand Foundation’s Medical Clinic in Lavanneau serves a community of 18,000 people. It is the only clinic that provides critical and general healthcare to the community. In addition, it is the only prenatal care clinic, the sole provider of vaccines to prevent disease; and the only laboratory which allows us to provide lab results and verify health issues for proper treatment. All of this is free of charge through the generosity of our donors
Decades of excessively large families has led to a tradition of restaveks in Haiti — poor families giving their children to richer families with the hope that the children will be fed, sheltered, and educated. Typically, the young children become household, slaves, often subject to sexual abuse. Most families do not have access to birth control or family planning counseling, leading to large families than the parents can support. The Family Planning program helps parents better manage the size of their families by providing them with both education and effective planning tools.
Many individuals suffer from HIV and all too often, they spread the infection due to lack of knowledge and lack of medical care. Hence, the spread of this disease has been difficult to control. With education and medication, we are reducing the spread of HIV and help treat infected individuals so they can live productive lives.
Through donations and sponsors we are looking to add additional programs to benefit the community, including:
While US dentist visitation program has been successful in providing dental understanding and care, there is a need for care on a regular basis providing immediate treatment. Our goal is to build and staff a clinic that would be open year round.
HPV is a very common virus that can lead to cancer. Currently, Haiti has virtually no access to the HPV vaccine and not having access to the cancer screenings which can detect cancer early while it is still treatable, is almost nonexistent. Our goal is to create awareness of the dangers of HPV and to provide the youth in the community.