Healthcare in the Caribbean

Designer Kenneth Cole Opens New Health Centre in Haiti’s Cite Soleil

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 7, 2012

Above: an outer region of Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (Photo: KC)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The foundation of US designer Kenneth Cole has opened the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Centre at St Mary’s Hospital in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Cite Soleil.

The project, which will include disease prevention, treatment and health education, was funded through in-store and web donations.

“We’re excited to announce the opening of the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Centre, which is intended to provide necessary disease prevention, education and treatment to this population in need,” Cole said in a statement. “The courage, strength and capacity of the Haitian people is limitless. Our hope and intention is that the centre will empower them with the tools necessary to build a healthier and stronger community.”

Haiti’s St Mary’s Hospital is part of a tripartite medical system in partnership with St Damien’s and St Luke’s hospitals, also in Haiti.

Cole also announced a retail programme encouraging customers to continue to donate to the centre.

Popular Posts cape santa maria

The Best Caribbean Beach Resort You’ve Never Heard of 

There’s a boat just offshore called “Escape.”  It’s bobbing in some of the most brilliant, dynamic turquoise water I’ve ever seen, a few meters from a stretch of sand so bright and so white you have to squint to look […]


Marriott Is Opening Its New St Regis Resort In Aruba 

aruba st regis inside the restaurant with chairs

It was more than a decade ago that Marriott opened its first-ever Ritz-Carlton resort in the Dutch Caribbean: the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, which at the time was the island’s first true five-star resort.  Fast forward to 2024, and Marriott is set […]


From All-Inclusive Resorts to Beaches, Travelers Are Falling in Love With Antigua and Barbuda

antigua barbuda frontier airlines the peninsula with sand

The plunge-pool villas at Hammock Cove. The historic streets of Nelson’s Dockyard. Pool days at Sheer Rocks. Unforgettable honeymoons. Vibrant meals of pepperpot and fungee. Beach bar hopping on the south coast. Endless serenity in Barbuda.  Travelers keep flocking to […]


Related Posts jetblue caribbean major expansion

JetBlue Is Launching Another Major Caribbean Expansion

JetBlue Airways is set to launch a significant expansion to the Caribbean this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  In July, JetBlue will launch new routes to destinations including Antigua, Puerto Rico, Cartagena, Haiti, Puerto Plata, Saint Lucia and St Thomas, […]


Spirit Relaunches Flights to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

haiti spirit airlines cap-haitien

Spirit Airlines has relaunched its flights from Fort Lauderdale to Cap-Haitien on the northern coast of Haiti.  The low-cost carrier resumed the service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Cap-Haitien International Airport on Dec. 3.  The service is the only […]


Eastern Airlines Is Launching Flights to the Dominican Republic

dominican republic eastern airlines

The revived Eastern Airlines is back in the Caribbean.  The new iteration of the once-legendary carrier is set to launch expanded Caribbean flights in December with service to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Eastern Airlines will be launching twice-weekly flights from […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You