Greetings to all from Haiti Relief Fund, Inc! We have just launched Project Dialysis Haiti in order to save lives through improved dialysis access throughout the country. The majority of patients in Haiti with End Stage Renal Disease cannot access or sustain hemodialysis. There is no program for ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. The lack of effective communication and scarcity of medical expertise in the area contributed to lack of public awareness regarding these disease processes and burden. For this reason, Haiti Relief Fund has collaborated with Bridge of Life, an independent non-profit entity created by Davita Dialysis, and healthcare providers at Sodeth Hospital to launch Project Dialysis Haiti, which will serve to increase access to dialysis care by citizens in communities outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We are planning to install Sodeth Hospital's first dialysis unit, with a capacity of up to 12 dialysis machines. Haiti currently houses only three dialysis centers, 2 privateand 1 public. At least 50 percent of the total number of available dialysis machines in the country no longer function. This project, in collaboration with Haiti Relief Fund, Bridge of Life, and Sodeth Hospital, will fund the installation of 8 machines, a water treatment system, dialyzer reprocessing system, supplies, and thorough training by Bridge of Life of staff and providers. We will adhere to U.S. standard in the diagnosis and treatment of End Stage Renal Disease and in renal replacement therapy. Our goal is to raise $100, 000 in an effort to install and sustain the dialysis center at Sodeth Hospital over at least 1 year. With your help, we will increase the number of dialysis units initially by 47% with the installation of 8 machines. With a capacity of 12 machines, we could potentially increase the number of units by 70%. We will better reach End Stage Renal Disease patients outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and will save even more lives as we grow. Thank you in advance for your support.
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