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LemonAid well and truly hit the ground running. Within the first few months the trustees had identified 3 key priorities for their work on Lagonave.
1. Clean drinking water is extremely scarce on the island and we want to deliver clean drinking water to each of the 120,000 inhabitants on the island.
2. There is currently one functioning hospital on the island of Lagonave, built in the 1950’s with just 33 beds and designed to serve a population of just 10,000. Lemon Aid want to work with partners across the globe to secure funding to allow a new purpose built hospital for Lagonave
3. Access to first class medical treatment on the island is scarce and access to expensive vaccines is almost non existent for most children on the island. We want to provide essential vaccinations and health checks for every child on the island.
A number of programmes are underway just now; please click to see in detail how each one is being worked through.
New School for Fontine, Lagonave, Haiti
Lemon Aid and Compassion enjoy working closely together across many of our projects, including installing water systems in Compassion partner schools and running training for Compassion remote health workers on Lagonave.
It was therefor a simple decision for the Lemon Aid team to agree to construct a new school for Compassion at o…read more
UPDATED 1ST MARCH 2011
The existing guesthouse at the Wesleyan Compound on Lagonave, Haiti has served its purpose well but it now coming to the end of its usable life. It is also sited on land that has been identified as the building ground for the new Wesleyan Hospital for Lagonave.
In August 2010 Lemon Aid approached Stuart Hannah, an architect working in his own prac…read more
The current Wesleyan hospital serves as the only place on the island which can carry out caesarean sections and minor surgery. Built in the 1950s by the Wesleyan Mission, the hospitals 33 beds just about coped when the islands population was around 10,000. In the 50s and 60s however the Haitian govt decided to “clean up” the mainland and started dumping people from th…read more
In discussions with NGOs on the island of Lagonave is became apparent that access to first class medical treatment on the island was scarce. The hospital was at breaking point and in general Haitian doctors did not want to travel to remote parts of Lagonave to work. It was also highlighted that access to expensive vaccines was almost non existent for most children on …read more
UPDATED 1ST MARCH 2011
In January 2007 on a visit to the island of Lagonave, one of the Lemon Aid team was taken to visit a 600 strong primary school in a town of Troullijene. This town is about 18km from the main island town of Anse a Gallet and is one of the most desperate places on the island of. Within the town there was NO access to potable water. The nearest drin…read more