Snapshot of HOPE

Dominican Republic, January 16, 2017
By: Marcos Antonio Hernández

Marcos Antonio Hernández is a beneficiary of Project HOPE’s Vulnerable Youth Program (Alerta Joven) and Order of Malta Clinic. He now studies software development at Instituto Tecnológico de las Americas (ITLA). His Snapshot of HOPE photo essay, Welcome to the Order of Malta Clinic, captures the comfort and appreciation families feel when receiving health services at their community clinic.

The clinic is a lifeline to families in the community. Like this young mother and baby, I once came to the clinic as a beneficiary with my mother.

Mother and baby receive health care at clinic in Dominican Republic

The Order of Malta Clinic has many merits of excellence. In this clinic, many children come with their mothers.

The Order of Malta Clinic in the Dominican Republic

A mother with her baby leaves the Order of Malta Clinic after receiving health services.

Order of Malta Clinic in Dominican Republic

Part of the mother baby care at the clinic includes outreach visits by clinic staff to check on mothers and their newborns. Outreach coordinators visit new moms in their homes, during the first 10 days after birth, to give reassurance and make sure all is well with mom and baby. 

Postpartum babies receive medical outreach in Dominican Republic

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