Our goals include helping to establish a fully functional medical clinic near the orphanages we support. Plans are that these clinics are staffed by Haitian medical personnel to provide basic medical care for common illnesses such as malnutrition, malaria, anemia, high blood pressure as well as general illnesses and open sores which can be life threatening if left untreated.
In addition, a general “wellness” program would be desirable. This program would include educating Haitians about proper hygiene to help prevent the spread of sickness and disease.
Until a clinic is established, Omega trips will normally include either a MD, a nurse or both. Trips will include opportunities to make general observations of the orphans as to their medical condition as well as more intentional thorough exams of the orphans as well as people from the surrounding community, as staffing allows.