The Lamp Foundation, Inc

Shining a light on health, partnership and community

aka Lamp For Haiti   |   Montclair, NJ   |  www.lampforhaiti.org

Mission

Through the provision of quality cost-effective medical care and humanitarian assistance, the Lamp for Haiti works with and for the people of Haiti to improve the lives of some of the most marginalized persons in Haitian society. Lamp for Haiti is non-profit, non-sectarian and apolitical. Lamp for Haiti envisions a time when the communities we serve will meet their basic health and humanitarian needs on a self- sustaining basis. To that end, the Lamp for Haiti develops and empowers local professional and nonprofessional staff to carry out its mission, aligns its activities with the needs and interests of the local community, and cooperates in mutually beneficial and sustainable ways with Haiti's broader network of health organizations

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Henry Reimer

Main address

P.O. Box 187

Montclair, NJ 07042 USA

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EIN

13-4336539

NTEE code info

Community Health Systems (E21)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cite Soleil, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, is an area characterized by extreme poverty. With extreme poverty comes a lack of access to food/nutrition, clean water, sanitation, education and health care. Thus, the need for reliable, quality medical care is very high and Lamp for Haiti fills this gap in Cite Soleil, Haiti. We operate in the neighborhood of Bwa Nef, within the sprawling slum of Cite Soleil. The population of Bwa New is approximately 35,000 people who live on 50 cents a day. By offering basic and urgent health care for free*, we promote wellness and provide accessible, affordable medical care. Living conditions lead to many health concerns that can be mitigated through a holistic approach to community health. * patients only pay the equivalent of 25 cents to see a doctor and all other care from medications to lab tests to specialized testings like x-ray are offered free of charge.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lamp for Haiti Health Care Center

A primary and urgent care health center in the shantytown of Cite Soleil, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, staffed by 24 Haitian professionals (full time and part time), including 4 doctors. Services of the Lamp Health Center include consultation with a physician, on-site laboratory for a full range of tests, on-site specialized diagnostics such as digital x-ray, EKG and ultrasound, an on-site pharmacy to distribute medications free of charge, and speciality programs such as Women's Health and a Child Nutrition.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

The Lamp's clinic is located in the heart of a shantytown. Children growing up in this area have little chance to escape this life of poverty. One thing they must possess is basic literacy. The Lamp sponsors over 35 children in local schools, linking donors to specific children who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patient consultations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Pregnant people, Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Lamp for Haiti Health Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Widespread unrest forced the Health Center to close for 56 work days. But was only medical facility (of 6) open in Cite Soleil for 4 months. Child nutrition, prenatal, CHW programs not counted here

Number of practicing Community Health Workers as a result of the organization's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Lamp for Haiti Health Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We launched the Community Health Worker program in 2016, to visit homes in the area, both encouraging those in need to come to the clinic for treatment and also to perform follow-up after care.

Number of practicing medical doctors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Lamp for Haiti Health Care Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children

Related Program

Education Sponsorship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of students sponsored in local schools has been growing thanks to our supporters. Tuition, books and materials and also tutoring is provided to students.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are aiming to improve the health, and therefore the self-sufficiency, of shantytown residents by providing quality primary health care, health education and ancillary services. We are aiming to build a local institution that will serve as a locus of holistic community development for residents. We are aiming to integrate this under-served area into the Haitian national health system to the degree possible; that is, enabling residents to access all services offered by the national health system.

The Lamp is committed to a model that recognizes, utilizes, and seeks to amplify the strengths of the country.

Our primary strategy is to utilize a fully trained and licensed all-Haitian staff. The Lamp is also committed to prioritizing employment for dedicated, talented people who live within Cité Soleil itself. Of Lamp's 21 staff (full and part-time), 7 come from the immediate neighborhood of the Health Center. This staff is able to communicate effectively with local residents, improving diagnosis, treatment and the effectiveness of health education. A Haitian staff also facilitates a close linkage with the Haitian government and health care system.

Our clinic is located in the heart of the shantytown and is very accessible to the population.

Our focal activity is our health care center; using the credibility we gain by the quality of our services we also engage in community development activities that are oriented toward the prevention of health problems.

We have been successfully delivering health care in Cite Soleil since 2006. Our board is exceptionally capable and includes medical, pharmaceutical, community development and financial expertise. More than 50% of our board members are Haitian or Haitian-American. Our Medical Director (in the US) is a practicing physician in New Jersey. Our In-Country Medical Director, pediatrician, and women's clinic director are all graduates of accredited medical schools, and certified to work in Haiti. We also employ a National Program Manager who oversees all financial matters and manages non-medical programming.

The Lamp has been providing excellent health care in this very difficult environment since 2006.

Over 2019 and 2020 (a time of particular unrest and a global pandemic) we have seen 26,000 patients, conducted 20,000 lab tests, 1,000 EKG exams, over 500 x-rays, treated over 500 severely malnourished children in our child nutrition program, and cared for over 1000 pregnant women.

We offer physician consultations, testing, medicines, and regular public health education programs.

In 2021, we enter our 15th year of delivering quality health care, we can look back over our steady improvements and expansions of services:
2013: EKG is added and the facility is expanded
2014: The Women's Health Clinic is significantly expanded and digital x-ray system is installed on-site. Electronic health records are introduced.
2016: Community Health Worker program launches with trained local health workers visiting all homes in the area.
2017: Ultrasound capability is added to our women's clinic
2018: A third doctor is added, a full time pediatrician.
2019: The classic triad of primary care is fully implemented with pediatrics, women’s health and internal medicine covered by our 3 full-time doctors. Electronic health records are improved and
a 4th doctor is hired to supervise IT. Clinic upgrades focus on x-ray services, the solar/inverter system, and lab renovations
2020: Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Lamp Health Center remains operational seeing over 10,000 patients. In addition to address rising food insecurity and needs, distributions of free food and hygiene supplies are provided to the community. Public health education, a staple of the clinic, is expanded to protect the community against the virus.

Regularly we offer preventive health services through public health education, clean water initiatives, and drainage and sanitation initiatives.

The clinic is now established as a central community institution, a trusted and valued oasis of care. We hope to expand care further by opening a new three-day-per-week clinic in another neighborhood of Cite Soleil.

Financials

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The Lamp Foundation, Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. James Morgan

Georgette Delinois

Richard Evans

Dianne Jean-Francois

Jacques Dulaurier

Daniel Tillias

Robert Duval

James Morgan

Patrick O'Neill

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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