Olomouc, North Moravia, Oct 24 (CTK) – The staff of the Czech Olomouc Archdiocese Charity (ACHO) recently treated 400 children in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, ACHO officials have told CTK.
The medical help was provided in the Baie de Henne region where the ACHO has been working in the long run.
Both the young and adult patients mainly suffered due to the lack of vitamins, which has a negative impact on their health condition.
Olomouc residents contributed to the care within the fund-raising campaign during the summer holiday when they were buying drinking water in local restaurants and cafes.
ACHO has been working in the Baie de Henne regionin northwestern Haiti for ten years.
The charity staff inspected and treated the local residents who have no health care.
“In a local school administered by the charity, we established a sort of makeshift clinic and declared a health camp for schoolchildren, the elderly and the disabled. We treated 400 children and 60 elderlies in a mere three days,” Kristyna Lungova, who recently returned from the mission, has told CTK.
The children and the elderly were coming for the check-ups with eye infections, fever and stomach problems, she added.
The humanitarian mission of the ACHO took six weeks in September and October.
Similar health inspections will accompany every excursion of Czechs in Haiti, ACHO officials said.
They will bring along the drugs that are unavailable in the country.
ACHO has built and secured the operation of a school in Baie de Henne and it has also constructed a new school in Gonaives, attended by over 650 schoolchildren a day.
There is also the successful Remote Adoption project that has been joined by over 300 regular Czech donors.