About This Project

Bethesda Medical Center has been serving the people of Northern Haiti with high-quality medical care for over 55 years. Bethesda was started by an American nurse who was treating patients in a small hut. Bethesda has grown over the past 50 years, and we now treat around 100 patients a day. Many of these patients come from far away and arrive at Bethesda at 5 am.

Our services include general consultation, laboratory, X-ray, pharmacy, physical therapy, dental, and maternity. We also have specialised clinics for tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, ante natal, malnutrition, diabetes, high blood pressure, and vaccinations. Our patients pay a small fee, but for many, even this fee is too much. However, people know when they come to Bethesda, they won’t be turned away…even if they cannot pay.

At Bethesda, we are not just concerned with physical health but also with spiritual health. Our patients hear the word of God in morning devotions before they get seen by a healthcare professional. Our staff are Christians and take opportunities to share the gospel and pray with patients as they feel led. We seek to share the hope the gospel brings to people who often feel hopeless due to poverty and illness.

GCF #1064

Program Countries: Haiti

Focuses: Health Care, Medical Care, Dental Care, Pregnancy Care, Evangelism, Discipleship

Team Lead: Tim Carlson

Team Members: Dave Graffenberger; Isaac Edler; Tim Carlson; Julie Edler; Nancy Kemp; Steve Schonert; Rodney Baptiste (BMC Director); Marlissa Boyles; Bev McNeal; Davy Dardompre

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