Gabriel Thelus visits Pittsburgh

Gabriel Thelus, a native of Jacsonville (formerly Matabonite) Haiti, and long-time community leader, will visit Pittsburgh for the first time from September 28 to October 4, 2012. Thelus is the son of a poor Haitian farmer and attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., earning an associate’s degree in agronomy in 1994. Following graduation, he returned […]

August 2012 Newsletter

August 2012 Newsletter June 30-July 7, 2012: 11th Medical Team Treats Over 300 Patients A medical team visited Jacsonville for the eleventh trip since February 2009. Team members from Maryland included: Dr. Barbara Weis, Dr. Kristen Miller, Dr. Arieda Gjikopulli, and Christina Stiles. Team members from New Orleans were: Dr. Domnica Fotino, Dr. Julia McDonald, […]

broke ground for the new primary care clinic

March 26, 2011: We broke ground for the new primary care clinic to be built in Jacsonville! Please stay tuned and remember you can donate to this terrific cause that is a long term community supported and sustainable project.

Sante Total Winter Medical Team Report December 28-January 4, 2011

Sante Total, in conjunction with students and physicians from Tulane University School of Medicine and the local leadership organization, Haiti Community of St. Rose (CSR), successfully completed the fifth joint medical relief trip to Jacsonville, Haiti. The team was made up of 5 Tulane medical students: Alison Smith, Alex Gyftopoulos, Thomas Chen, Min Kwak and […]

Combating the Cholera Crisis: November 2010 Medical Report

For five days in late November 2010, Alison Smith traveled to Jacsonville, Haiti, with the support of generous donors from the Goy Foundation, St. Jude Church in Radford, and several other supporters to assist with cholera relief efforts. In late 2010, Haiti experienced its first cholera outbreak in decades in the aftermath of the deadly […]

September Medical Team Report September 24-30, 2010

A fourth medical relief team from Sante Total, an organization created to help build medical infrastructure in the Central Plateau of Haiti, spent September 24-30, 2010, treating patients in the Mission House in the village of Jacsonville. The team consisted of 2 attending physicians, Dr. Sue Rodgman, a General Practitioner from Canada, and Dr. Michelle […]

Description of the Project

Sante Total: Healthcare for Haiti’s Poorest Sante Total (which means “Total Health” in Haitian Kreyol), an organization founded in 2009 by Tulane medical student Alison Smith with community leaders in Jacsonville, Haiti, with the vision to provide sustainable healthcare to rural communities in the Central Plateau region of the country.  The approach is to address […]

Sante Total Medical Relief Trip Report: June 12-22, 2010

A group of 14 medical students, physicians, and a Physician’s Assistant from Tulane University traveled to Jacsonville in June for 5 days to work with the community on continuing to develop local healthcare projects. Over 500 patients were treated in a clinic run out of the mission house in Jacsonville and in mobile clinics in […]

Our Beginnings

-March, 2010: Earthquake Aftermath and Our Beginnings It’s one thing to talk about humanitarianism, but the question always remains: is there action behind those words? In  March 2010, medical students and residents from Tulane University School of Medicine stood strong in its commitment to our fellow man, sending nine medical students and three doctors  into […]