Prior to GBTN’s involvement in the community, no children were receiving any medical care. These children had been born at home, had no immunizations, and had never seen a doctor or had a physical exam.
Through a partnership with a local doctor and clinic in Jacmel, the boys and girls now receive 24-hour medical care. When the children are ill, the parent calls our Healthcare Director. GBTN staff assesses the children’s illnesses, transports them to the clinic, obtain any laboratory tests, x-rays, and medicine as needed. GBTN pays for all medical costs. GBTN has coordinated and paid for many hospitalizations, 13 surgeries, and has 7 future surgeries currently scheduled.