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Sante Leyogàn Health System

We provide free, locally managed health care to communities without access to basic medical services.

In the areas surrounding Léogâne, Haiti, the vast majority of community members have little to no access to medical care. As a result, they suffer disproportionately from a variety of chronic and acute medical conditions. We created the Sante Leyogàn health system to provide a free, locally managed health care system to meet the community's needs. Sante Leyogàn combines primary and emergency health care with culturally sensitive public health counseling services to achieve meaningful, sustainable outcomes.

 

A 2017 World Bank report concluded that improving nationwide health outcomes in Haiti will require major investments to reduce the financial and geographical barriers to accessing primary care. This report validated our strategy of investing heavily in delivering free primary care to rural communities. Today, PMPECS covers 8,000 patients in twelve villages in the Léogâne area.

How It Works

Two of our patients (and future providers!) pose at one of our Rural Outreach Clinics.

Sante Leyogàn utilizes a comprehensive system of rural outreach clinics and our community health network to provide  preventative care, health education, and emergency care to resolve the community's most prevalent health challenges and give our patients the knowledge to manage their chronic conditions. 

One of our patients collects her medications at the pharmacy station at one of our rural outreach clinics - these clinics allow us to bring healthcare professionals into the communities covered by our system in a manner that is convenient and comfortable to them.

Medical Director Tony Bistine, MD examines a patient at one of our outreach clinics in rural Léogâne. Before the creation of our system, many of the patients we serve had never seen a physician in their lives

A Community Health Network 

Serving the patients where they live. Haitian community health workers are at the heart of Sante Leyogàn. These staff members, often accompanied by groups of our volunteer Advocates, are able to travel to even the most isolated health villages to perform health screenings. These screenings allow us to identify at-risk patients and connect them with the rest of our health system so they receive the care and follow-up they need. In addition, our community health workers and Advocates have the opportunity to educate patients on the common chronic conditions that affect their communities and to follow-up with patients to check for signs of improvement and ensure they complete their drug regimens.

Rural Outreach clinics 

Serving the patients where they live: Haitian community health workers are at the heart of PMPECS. These staff members, often accompanied by groups of our volunteer Advocates, are able to travel to even the most isolated health villages to perform health screenings. These screenings allow us to identify at-risk patients and connect them with the rest of our health system so they receive the care and follow-up they need. In addition, our community health workers and Advocates have the opportunity to educate patients on the common chronic conditions that affect their communities and to follow-up with patients to check for signs of improvement and ensure they complete their drug regimens.

Hospital Care

Linking our patients to inpatient hospital care. All of the hospitals in Léogâne are privately owned, and their steep prices for even the most basic procedures put them out of reach for the patients in our system. To combat this, we refer our patients to facilities that guarantee significant reductions (over 50%) in cost to our patients. Most inpatient and specialized maternal health services are provided by our partner facility, the Centre Medical de L'Urgence de Darbonne, which is run by Dr. Bistine.