Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Ludnie France Janvier

Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need.

Ludnie France Janvier was living in Les Cayes, a port town in the south of Haiti, when the devastating earthquake of 2010 rocked the country. With so many injuries and so much damage in Port-au-Prince, Janvier, who had studied nursing at Université Lumière, knew she had to help. She moved to Port-au-Prince in June of that year to work for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

By October of 2011, Janvier had begun working for Heart to Heart International – Haiti. She has since worked in every clinic run by HHI – H: Leogane, Bel-air, South East, and Jeremie.

Married with one son, currently Janvier works in HHI-Haiti’s medical clinic in the largest market in Pétion-ville, Haiti. This clinic provides health care to thousands of women selling goods in the market. It opened in February and gives women who otherwise couldn’t afford the time off or the doctor’s visit a chance to see a medical professional within their place of work. Janvier works in the pharmacy of the Market Clinic and is responsible for establishing the procedures and rules for pharmacies in any new HHI-H clinics.

“Flexible, dynamic, clever and strong, Ludnie dedicates herself to serve the people in need,” Louise Polidor, RN and Director of Community Health for Heart to Heart International – Haiti, said of Janvier.

Thank you, Ludnie, for all your hard work for Heart to Heart International and for the people of Haiti!

Categories: Access to Healthcare , Disaster Response , General News , Haiti Operations , Volunteers