We have made tremendous progress in our clinic this year, and have treated hundreds of indigent patients. As we strive for excellence, we have identified the need to have a machine capable of doing chest x-rays. While we have a C-arm x-ray machine that is very helpful, it cannot do chest x-rays.
What's the big deal about a chest x-ray, you ask? In a word, "Tuberculosis." Many people in Haiti suffer from this life-threatening disease. It results in a long, slow, and painful death. We can't just stand by when we know what is needed. There are treatment programs available in Haiti, but a definitive diagnosis is required before treatment can start. A chest x-ray is required for these programs. With this machine in our clinic, we will be able to provide diagnosis at little to no cost to the patient, and get them enrolled in life saving treatment. This machine will also be helpful for diagnosis of many other health issues. It will be one of the most beneficial upgrades we can ever make to this great facility in Haiti!
We need to raise $28,000 to purchase a refurbished machine, ship it to Haiti, install it, and train staff. Help us reach our goal and save many lives!