Haiti Health - My simple medical problem got complicated due to lack of medicine


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Recently, I had a simple health problem in my hometown in Haiti that only required an over-the-counter medicine to take care of it. Unfortunately for me, my private stock ran out... I went to every darn pharmacy in town and none of them carried that type of medicine. So my condition got worse... I had to leave the country to get help...

KREYOL: Mezanmi, yon senp ti maladi mwen genyen Haiti, mwen pa fouti jwen medikaman nan famasi pou li. avan lontan li vini pi mal, mwen oblije kite peyi a pou-m al nan doktè... Kisa ou panse de sa?

I had to wait for the over the over-the-counter medicine to arrive from the neighboring Dominican Republic to get relief. By that time it was too late and my simple discomfort became much worse, it cost me a good 8 to 10 days of work and a trip to the doctor.

That makes me wonder... How do pharmacies stock medicine in Haiti? Everything time you need something to get better, you drive around to every little pharmacy in town only to hear: "I don't have it"

I know some of you may say: "Well there is a big pharmacy in Haiti where I leave in Port-au-Prince." Good for you but shouldn't there be at least ONE BIG pharmacy in every major city in Haiti?

I am beginning to get the impression that there are many people are dying everyday in Haiti due to lack of simple medicine and they blame the boogeyman.

If my simple discomfort can escalate into such a serious health matter when I already knew what to ask for at the pharmacy, I wonder what happens to the person who doesn't even know what to ask for?

What do you think about that?

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Comments...

Caroll There are about 35 pharmaceuticals agencies approved by the department of pharmacy. Those agencies are under rules and regulations that changes... see more
Reply · April 19 at 11:47 PM
Maude Pierre Haiti is still an under develop county. We have a long way to go. Some one who is smart like you needs to be its advocat.
Reply · April 19 at 7:10 AM
Garry It is not the country or town; maybe it is a matter of demands. It is a society the believe in alternative medicine so chemical medicine is rare... see more
Reply · April 17 at 10:10 AM
Marie sa pa vle di gin problem health medical ayiti Pou sa paske selman ou minm ki pa jwenn sa'w gin bezoin yan sa pa fer sans konsa WAP kraze peyia avek... see more
Reply · April 17 at 9:32 AM
Marie sa pa vle di gin problem health medical ayiti Pou sa paske selman ou minm ki pa jwenn sa'w gin bezoin yan sa pa fer sans konsa WAP kraze peyia avek... see more
Reply · April 17 at 9:32 AM
Patrick Princivil Woodrigue frèm ban priyé pou: Au nom de Jésus de Nazareth kèlké swa dyab rasyal, kèlké swa maladi li yé a... see more
Reply · April 17 at 7:21 AM
Sem Moise Philippe I feel really sad about this my dear fellow Woodring. It is even sadder when it comes to you. If the government is promoting tourism, it is very... see more
Reply · April 16 at 6:15 PM
Marie Elie Mezammi ki sa ou Te guin mim tete charge nan pays sa mwen espere ou re prenn toutes activities ou yo
Reply · April 16 at 4:21 PM
Jean Venus Problem nan simple, maladiw fè a pa egziste en Haiti. La plus de maladie mounn kap viv nan lot pays yo fè, pas genyen yo haiti.
Reply · April 16 at 9:38 AM
Kreyolman Now you have a problem, analyze it find a pharmacy that would stuck uo on that and other medecine. There you go with a business opportunity. Stuck... see more
Reply · April 16 at 9:00 AM

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