Ritzen Memorial Clinic
The goal of disease prevention, infection control, and healthy lifestyle education is the foremost concern of our weekly Clinic.
It is staffed by Dr. Walner Jean (Dr. Wally), and Terrisita Grant-Galli, our Medical Coordinator.
Dr. Wally has been at Monkey Jungle since 2011. He met Candy and Chuck when he did a training placement with Dream Project. At that time, Wally had successfully completed 3 years of his Medical training, and had taken a break in his education, to finance his studies. After spending some time with him, and realizing Wally’s excellent potential, and the need for Haitian doctors to be trained to provide care, they committed to fund the remaining two years of Dr. Wally’s education. Throughout his time at University, Wally served our clinics at Monkey Jungle, both as a dental assistant, then as our Doctor, travelling from Santiago every Saturday. He graduated with his Doctorate in Medicine from UTESA, (Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago) July 2016. Dr. Wally continues to work with our Clinic every week, as well, serves in the communities of Barrio Blanco and Batey Cangrejo in their clinics, with visiting groups and the Medical Community on the North Coast. His dedication, expertise, patience and kindness are much appreciated by all.
Some of those partners we support by sharing that generosity include:
Live Different Haiti, Barrio Blanco, Cabarete
The Dominican Air Force, Puerto Plata Public General Hospital
Puerto Plata Children’s Hospital, Montellano Hospital
Barrio Negro, Puerto Plata, Batey Cangrejo
Sosua Abajo Pregnancy Center
We deal with pre-natal and infant/maternal care, cardiac and pulmonary issues, infections, parasite treatment and prevention, First Aid, Health and Nutrition education (and when we can, nutritional supplements) and other general medical concerns.
When needed, we pay for surgeries for those that can not pay.
It is our mission to provide the best, most up to date care possible for our Patients, and if necessary, advocate for them to receive further care at other Health Care venues.
Our Medical Clinic, sponsors a number of Haitian initiatives run by Doctors providing care in some of Haiti’s most vulnerable areas.
Dr. Reginald Kerrole, The Kerolle Initiative for Community Health in Port au Prince
If you would like to donate products to the Medical Clinic, we have a wish list.
It includes (but is not limited to)
- Anti-fungal topical lotions, soaps, ointments
- Pre-natal supplements (vitamins)
- Children & Adult Vitamins (no “gummies” please)
- Lice & Scabies treatments
- Small soaps (individual size)
- Muscle rub
- Cough Syrup
- Hand sanitizer
- If you choose to donate cash, we will purchase antibiotics, patent medicines, nutritional supplements and medical interventions we are unable to provide (tests and treatments at other Clinics or Hospitals).