GCF SPECIAL PROJECTS
KF TRANSPORTATION - in 2019, Klinik Fonfred acquired a Toyota Land Cruiser truck from a departing NGO that left Haiti as the country was experiencing a tough political and economic downturn. The purpose of the truck is to provide transportation for employees as well as patients who may require emergency transportation to the General Hospital for follow up care. The truck does replace the need for a proper ambulance, but it is the best substitute due to the terrible condition of the 5Km stretch from Les Cayes to the Klinik.
The total cost to acquire and repair the truck was approximately $10,000. With this purchase, the KF eliminated monthly employee transportation expenses and now has a means to transport patients to other facilities as needed. Definitely a win-win for both Klinik Fonfred and the community.
LABORATORY AT KLINIK FONFRED - In 2016, Klinik Fonfred was severely damaged by the powerful storm. Along with the structural damages that have been repaired, the clinic’s new lab equipment was severely damaged and is yet to be fully rehabilitated. The lab’s full rehabilitation is being made possible partially by a South Florida Hurricane Matthew Relief grant awarded to Gaskov Clergé Foundation on October 17, 2018. The clinic’s administration completed the rehabilitate the lab with new equipment and it’s own source of solar energy in August 2019. The damaged equipment has been replaced with new automated hematological and chemistry analyzers that now provide complete lab work for the community which has definitely improve patient care. In addition, the lab equipment was purchased from a local supplier in Haiti, which allow the Lab Technicians to be trained on site, get technical support and the necessary lab supplies without delay. KF is striving to become a more complete health center as the center improves its lab capabilities and adds more specialized services in 2020 and beyond.