December 2023 Newsletter: Spotlight on the Kairam Well Baby Clinic


My first month as Executive Director is in the books and now the real work begins! Our WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST CAMPAIGN is underway, and we are working on enhancing all of our programs in Haiti and identifying critical needs. In this newsletter we highlight our innovative Kairam Well baby Clinic which provides preventative care, a rarity in Haiti, for babies from birth to the first birthday. Stay tuned for more highlights of our programs and a closer look at our work on the ground.

At theis special time of year, all of us at Hands Up for haiti, wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento


A special thank you to all who made a contribution in memory of our dear colleague, Dr. Hemant Kairam, to support the Kairam Klinik Byen Bebe (Well Baby Clinic). There is still time to show your support and honor his legacy during this holiday season.

“I am deeply touches by your generous contributions to Hands Up for Haiti in memory of my late husband, Hemant Kairam. Your donations ensure that his impactful legacy lives on, continuing to make a profound difference. Thank you for your generosity; our family is sincerely grateful.” – Dr. Neeraja Kairam

Babies are enrolled when they are born or come for their first follow-up appointment. During the first year, mothers receive counseling on breast feeding and nutrition. The infants receive well check-ups and all required vaccinations. They graduate when they have reached their first birthday and then receive ongoing care in our pediatric clinic.


This month our colleague, Dr. Ingrid Mompoint, is on the ground working with our teams and conducting a needs assessment. As a Haitian American with deep family roots in Cap Haitian, she is working closely with our staff to assess our programs and has already identified critically needed supplies.