Debbie, a nurse from Michigan, was one of the volunteers in August 2008. Among the children she assisted was a young boy from a nearby community who had significant infections on his legs and feet. These were infections that could have been prevented if basic medicine was routinely accessible. Despite of the severity of his condition, the boy did not once complain but was very thankful.
One of the programs that OIH provides on mission trips to Bombardopolis is medical assistance. OIH solely depends on volunteers, i.e. doctors, nurses and medical assistants, and donations of supplies, i.e. bandages, anti-bacterial ointments and inflammatory medicines, to provide this service to those who cannot afford even the most basic medical care. Around 60% of people living in Haiti, mostly in rural places, do not have access to basic health-care. See List of Needs