FANMI LASANTE CLINIC
Fanmi Lasante, located in the village of Desab, serves a number of villages and reaches an estimated 10,000 people in the Cabaret region. The medical needs in this community are great.
The people are faced with malnutrition, various infections, hypertension, lung disease, and more. The women do not have access to consistent pre-natal care, and post-partum complications are a significant threat.
Fanmi Lasante currently operates two days a week, including a dentist and laboratory services. This enables the staff to provide better access to care for the community. There is currently a large volume of patients on clinic days, leading to a future goal of a third clinic day.
As Fanmi Lasante has grown, there has been an increased need for staffing beyond the original core staff that Stone By Stone has financially supported from the beginning. The clinic administration has hired extra support staff, which they pay for out of the proceeds of the clinic. This is an exciting sign of growth for Fanmi Lasante and the community it serves.
Our goal for the clinic in Desab is consistent, sustainable, quality health care for the community. We are excited about the opportunity to do this, and to share hope with this community.