Our most recent initiative was the construction of a small four-room clinic in Bouly. In June 2016 we employed our first full-time nurse, Wilmot Jean Baptiste, a native of Bouly who returned to his village to provide primary care three days a week at the new clinic. In 2017 we hired Olgenn Octave, a Haitian doctor who makes the journey to Bouly twice a month. His work is supplemented by medical teams from Knoxville that travel to Bouly two to three times each year. One team in December 2016 treated more than 400 patients. A second team traveled to Bouly in April 2017 with medicines purchased at wholesale cost to supply the clinic for three to four months.
The clinic now has electricity, a gift from volunteers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who traveled to Bouly to wire the facility. All donations received for medical care go directly to operate the Bouly clinic. As a result of the generosity of our friends and supporters, some 30,000 people in Haiti's Central Plateau have access to regular healthcare for the first time.