Medical and Dental
“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”
In October 2013, Dr. James Roelofs arranged for Dr. Cleantus Jean, Jr., to receive advanced training in the Radiology Department at the Cuyuna Range Medical Center. This gift of knowledge is one that will truly save lives, and we appreciate the tremendous support we received from hospital staff.
Co-founders of The Faith Project purchased a portable ultrasound machine and a portable EKG machine for Dr. Jean so he could utilize that training once he returned to Haiti and opened his practice.
In November 2013, Dr. Jean graduated from medical school, with full honors, and shortly after he began holding temporary medical clinics in Garde Saline. With the generous donation of medical supplies and medicines from Pharmacist Dave Parry of Lakes Area Pharmacy in Pine River and Pequot Lakes, and Pharmacist Robert Nystrom of Thrifty Drug in Brainerd, he and several colleagues held weekly medical clinics in tents, treating dozens of people. Medical conditions ranged from Cholera, Malaria, Typhoid, intestinal parasites, fever, hypertension, eye allergies, and urinary infections, to name a few.
In 2014, Linda and Dan Marrin purchased diagnostic lab equipment for the clinic, and the Leadership Council rented a home for Dr. Jean to use as clinic space until a permanent clinic could be built.
In 2016-2018, Dr. Jean moved to Miami when major benefactors sponsored his getting his Masters Degree in Public Health. He graduates in December 2018 and will immediately return to Haiti to continue his work with The Faith Project, other aid groups, and the Health Ministry.
Households using clinic for primary medical care 0% 77%
- “The clinic is not equipped enough.”
- “The clinic is too small and does not have enough medicines.”