We are grateful to all our local, national and international partners for their collaboration and joint effort and dedication to providing affordable healthcare to Haitian children with chronic disease.
Fondation Haitienne de Diabete et de Maladies Cardio-Vasculaires (FHADIMAC)
FHADIMAC is a private Haitian foundation founded by volunteers from the Lions Club of Port-au-Prince Central in 1987. It was founded in order to help patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease live better lives by providing them and their families with valuable daily education sessions and lowering the cost of medication.
Kay Mackenson is pleased to partner with FHADIMAC-an organization dedicated to care for all children and adults with diabetes in Haiti.
Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked to provide long-term sustainable healthcare to people around the globe by educating health professionals and community health workers, and strengthening health facilities. In its support of Kay Mackenson, Project HOPE reaffirms its mission to support initiatives for long-term sustainable healthcare around the world.
St. Nicolas Hospital
ST. NICOLAS HOSPITAL (HSN)
Located in St. Marc, a coastal port town in Western Haiti, St. Nicolas Hospital is a vibrant, well-established regional hospital only 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, and 5 miles from the Kay Mackenson Clinic.
Kay Mackenson is proud to partner with HSN to broaden the range of healthcare available to Haitian children.
Haiti Cardiac Alliance is dedicated to working with partners to scale up the availability of life-saving cardiac surgery to all Haitian children who need it.
KM collaborates with HCA to provide follow-up monitoring and medical care for children with heart disease.
PIH was founded in 1987 to deliver health care to the residents of Haiti's mountainous Central Plateau region. PIH’s program in Haiti, known locally as Zanmi Lasante (ZL), is its oldest and most replicated. ZL is the largest nongovernment health care provider in Haiti, and recently opened a University Hospital in Mirebalais, a 200,000-square foot, 300-bed teaching hospital.
KM and PIH have a memorandum of understanding that allows for close clinical collaboration.
Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasante)
Life for a Child
“Life for a child” (LFAC) is a program of the International Diabetes Federation, IDF, that supports diabetes centers around the world to provide ongoing clinical care and diabetes education to children with diabetes. The program is currently aiding more than 10,000 children and youth with diabetes, in close to 50 countries, including Haiti. In Haiti, LFAC is coordinated through the Haitian Diabetes Association FHADIMAC, and as of February 2013, all children at Kay Mackenson benefit from the program. At the current time, children receive a glucometer, 1 glucose test stripy per day, one type of insulin, 2 syringes per week, and hemoglobin A1c testing. In addition, LFAC and KM collaborate on childhood diabetes related research projects.
Victor Binkley Hospital
Formerly known as the Pierre Payen Hospital, the Victor Brinkley Hospital is supported and owned by a joint venture of the Churches of God and Project Help. In 2012, Project Help entered an agreement with Organizasyon Sante Popile (OSAPO) to provide administrative and medical management to the hospital.
The hospital was started in part by Dr. Victor Brinkley and a team of doctors from his surgical practice based in Indiana, OH. Since establishing the hospital at Pierre Payen, Haiti in 1977, Dr. Brinkley had dedicated his life to building the facility, providing health care and teaching Haitians to provide health care. It is now one of the forerunners in providing healthcare to Haitians and is a fitting and enthusiastic partner of Kay Mackenson’s.
Project HOPE - Haiti
The Haiti Cardiac Alliance
NPH Haiti St. Damien Pediatric Hospital
St. Damien Hospital is the premier pediatric hospital in Haiti that provides high quality medical treatment for disadvantaged and sick children in Haiti. Their pediatric residency program is affiliated with the University of Notre Dame and graduated its first group of pediatricians in 2016.
KM and St. Damien’s have a close clinical collaboration, including a joint diabetes clinic that is run by KM’s medical director Dr. Ketly Altenor.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Rotary International has become a generous supporter of the Kay Mackenson Clinic.