August 6, 2010
Yvon Neptune, Yves Chrystallin, Jean-Henry Ceant and a flock of others, filed their papers, announcing their commitment to run for the presidency of Haiti. Chrystallin was Minister of Social Affairs, with the Preval government. Neptune was Prime Minister with Aristide while Jean-Henry Ceant, a well-known notaire and active personality in Haiti’s earthquake support community. Unlike the other candidates, Ceant has never been politically involved. Ceant was one of the founding members of AIMER HAITI, a movement geared to help the nation in a number of important areas. AIMER HAITI established a hospital facility in an abandoned amusement park near the American Embassy during the latter part of 2009.
It was in place for a short period before the January 12, 2010 quake disaster and was one of the few facilities available for handling vast numbers of victims. Thousands of people were treated immediately following the earthquake. It still sees more than 500 people waiting outside its gates every morning. Most of the patients are children who have never seen a doctor before.
AIMER HAITI’s hospital is manned by Haitian workers and American volunteer teams.