Henri Lanctin, MD led a urology workshop in Les Cayes, Haiti that was supported by the Global Philanthropic Committee (GPC) and a generous equipment donation by Karl Storz. Drs. Sahmonde Myril and Gaby Nelson enthusiastically agreed to care for the donated equipment on behalf of their facility, Hopital Immaculee Conception des Cayes. This large general hospital serves the lower peninsula of the country and recorded over 60,000 patient visits in 2015. Drs. Myril and Nelson will track the cases they perform and report on their work in October 2016.
“It is my belief that this donation by Karl Storz, supported by the Global Philanthropic Committee, will provide a huge service to the patients of the lower peninsula of Haiti for many years,” Dr. Lanctin stated. “It will also help bridge the working relationship between the urologists in Port-au-Prince and the two local urologists, who are somewhat isolated and early in their careers. I felt a huge sense of personal gratification mixed with a deep sense of responsibility during the mission to deliver this very generous donation from Karl Storz to Les Cayes, Haiti.”