Grace Children's Hospital
Grace Children’s Hospital (GCH), founded in 1967, is the flagship ministry of International Child Care (ICC). GCH is recognized as Haiti’s leading medical facility dedicated to the treatment of children with tuberculosis (TB). Each year, the hospital receives thousands of children who are suffering from TB, HIV and other diseases.
Children who are seriously ill are admitted, where they receive constant care from the hospital’s all-Haitian staff. Both children and adults can be treated at one of GCH’s many outpatient clinics. People living in the slums around the hospital receive vaccinations, prenatal care, vitamins and other basic health services from specially-trained community health workers and volunteers.
The GCH staff members care for children on the hospital’s inpatient ward, which occupies most of the second floor of the building. The children receive excellent medical care from professional doctors and nurses, nutritious meals to help them grow healthy and strong, and comfort from the dedicated and loving mamans (nurses’ aides).
In Haiti, affordable health services for both children and adults are hard to come by. In response to this, outpatient clinics at GCH in Port-au-Prince have been provided since the mid-1970s. The clinics provide diagnosis and treatment for diseases like TB and HIV, as well as offering preventative health care like eye exams and vaccinations.
The hospital pharmacy fills prescriptions on-site so patients can go home that day with the necessary medicines.
As with all of the programs, fees for outpatient services are determined by a sliding scale based on the patient’s income. No one is ever turned away because they are unable to pay.
Urban Community Health
Urban Community Health is an outreach program of GCH that brings primary health care and education to residents of Port-au-Prince right in their own neighborhoods.
Working alongside the people in the community, ICC has impacted the community by linking community-based health promotion and illness prevention with hospital and clinic-based care.
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