From March 2000 to May 2021, five missions to Haiti and one mission to the Philippines were cancelled due to safety concerns and travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19. But missions resumed in May 2021 as increasing numbers of doctors were fully vaccinated. Please see the May 2021 mission HERE. Then in July 2021, another blow. With the assassination of the President on July 7, the country was thrown into political and economic turmoil, fuel shortages and kidnappings. So missions planned for September and November were cancelled when the situation failed to improve.
Nonetheless, our Domestic Team led by Dr. Maudelin Mesadieu has continued to provide vasectomies in Northern Haiti. Their productivity through 2021 is shown at the bottom of the chart within our Domestic Program page and in the graph that follows.
We still have tentative dates for missions in 2022, listed HERE, and we hope that peace and stability are restored soon.