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Praise From St. Damien’s

We are pleased to share this email from:


Jenny Edouard Pierre-Lys, MD MPH, HIV & Community Health Coordinator,
St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital, Haiti
Hospital Saint-Damien-Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs


JAMSBooks have been very useful in our HIV department at Saint Damien’s Hospital.

Not only has it increase patients patience while in the waiting area, it has also being a huge help in creating or reinforcing bound between parents and children and educate them about several subjects like general and personal hygiene, using the toilet, eating good nutritious food and taking care of yourself,.

As they learned about the importance of planting trees especially in Haiti where there is a deforestation problem.

How to dispose of waste to prevent pollution of air or water that can make the fish and plants sick. 

The importance of insects in the environment

Brief essentially educational topics. Kids love coloring the drawings after reading. Some form a small group to have fun, coloring and interpret the drawings while waiting to be seen by the doctor.

This is a remarkable initiative.