Our Spring Campaign this year focused on the Lamp’s services for children. Fully one third of all of our patients are six years old or less! The women’s health clinic is also a key part of the Lamp Health Center and this means that our doctors see a lot of very young infants as well.
Our goal for the campaign was to raise $25,000 for children’s services. In fact, due to the generosity of many people, we easily exceeded this target. The total raised was $26,962! This level of health care funding will have an immediate and real impact on the lives of children in need. We will be able to move forward with all four activities that we were hoping to fund:
- We will be able to purchase a full range of essential medicines in special pediatric formats and doses;
- We will hold health fairs in two local schools and provide each child in two grades with a new pair of shoes;
- We will be able to give at least 200 expectant mothers a new infant kit – something we have not done before!
- We have already given our staff the word to expand our child nutrition program, and will add at least 50 children to that program in the coming months.
It is a privilege to be able to pass on this great news to our staff in Haiti! Thanks to everyone that participated!