A Night in Haiti Benefit for Hospital Albert Schweitzer

Friday, March 6th in Washington, DC

Posted by mattdunndc@gmail.com on March 07, 2020

The benefit for Hospital Albert Schweitzer "A Night in Haiti" was a smashing success on Friday evening March 6th in Washington, DC. The Haitian Art Society partnered with the organizers to help run a silent Haitian art auction. The Haitian Art was generously donated by Kay and Rod Heller (both members of Haitian Art Society's Board of Directors).

Based in Haiti’s Lower Artibonite Valley, the 131-bed Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is the only 24/7 full-service hospital serving a population roughly the size of Anaheim, California — more than 350,000 people. The staff is 98% Haitian, with over 500 employees who work at the hospital campus in Deschapelles, Haiti. HAS has an extensive community health department including four community health centers and 49 community health workers. This infrastructure enables HAS to bring quality primary health care closer to those people living in remote and often mountainous areas, who would otherwise not be able to access needed services.

Andre Normil
From the collection of Joan Tobin, Andre Normil's Paradise, 1966.

Andre Normil
Andrew and Leslie Cockburn dancing to Lakou Misik

Andre Normil
The extraordinary Lakou Misik

The Lakou Misik parades through the "A Night in Haiti" benefit