Haiti reports some of the world’s worst health indicators, which continue to inhibit the country’s development. More than 40 percent of the population lack access to essential health and nutrition services, and healthcare in Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western Hemisphere.
According to the Center for Disease Control, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diarrhoea, respiratory infections, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS are the leading causes of death when it comes to healthcare in Haiti. And these preventable diseases pose an even bigger problem for people in rural areas, were 60 percent of the population lack access to basic health-care services.
To address these challenges, Hope for Haiti operates an infirmary in southern Haiti, and partners with 24 rural communities to improve the Haiti public healthcare system in southern Haiti. Our programmatic activities include:
Hope for Haiti operates a health clinic in Les Cayes, Haiti that provides healthcare and health education to more than 15,000 patients annually with a specific focus on chronic illness prevention and treatment, dental care, and wound care.
Hope for Haiti’s doctors and nurses conduct mobile medical and dental clinics in rural communities throughout southern Haiti.
Public Health Education and Nutrition
Hope for Haiti employs Community Health Workers who administer health lessons for 7,249 students to help control and prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Diabetes Care Management
Hope for Haiti’s medical team focuses on the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes by providing access to direct care, educating people on diabetes prevention and management, and creating partnerships in southern Haiti to improve access and quality of diabetes care.
Healthcare Supply Chain Management
Hope for Haiti procures and distributes more than $11 million USD in valuable medication and medical supplies to support the Haiti public healthcare system in southern Haiti.
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Provides 24 inhalers for asthma patients.
Provide general consultations for 5 people at our infirmary.
Provides diabetes screenings for 100 people.
Provides 1 Public health lesson for 300 students.
Provides 1 mobile medical or dental clinic for 80 children, parents, and grandparents.
Distributes $100,000 of medication and medical supplies to patients.
Stories about Healthcare
Impact in Action: Our Response to COVID-19
Last updated: 9/25/20 Our team took great care in using lessons learned from our response during the 2010 Earthquake, Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic, and Hurricane Matthew to plan our response to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19. As always, we are fundamentally committed to adhering to the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and good […]Read More
Responding to COVID-19: Our Action Plan
Dear Hope for Haiti Family, We are thinking of you and your families, and I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. Today is World Health Day, and I would like to take this opportunity to share what the Hope for Haiti team is doing in the global fight […]Read More
Hope for Haiti Healthcare Staff Featured on Al Jazeera Show “The Stream”
Hope for Haiti Infirmary St. Etienne Doctor Murline Denis and Community Health Program Coordinator Claudine Francois were featured on January 20’s episode of The Stream on Al Jazeera English. To read the full article that accompanies the episode, click here. The episode can be streamed on YouTube below. To learn more about Hope for Haiti’s healthcare program and […]Read More
Partnership With The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Featured by Charity Navigator
Renee Parsons of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation wrote a guest blog for Charity Navigator about the foundation’s partnership with Hope for Haiti and why they’ve chosen to donate over $10 million dollars to our programs in the time since the Haiti Earthquake: “It was Hope for Haiti’s dedication to serving the Haitian people, along […]Read More
Heroes of Hope: Celebrating International Women’s Day
At Hope for Haiti, we believe healthcare is a human right. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are proud to highlight the work of two of our Public Health Nurses, Miss Claudine and Miss Evanie. The video above from A Plus Media reiterates how important access to healthcare is for Haiti’s most vulnerable, especially women and […]Read More
June Spotlight: Healthcare is a Human Right
At Hope for Haiti, we believe healthcare is a human right. Driven by this belief, we run an Infirmary that provides access to health and dental care for 15,000 patients every year, we hire and train local Community Health Workers who provide health education and treatment for children, parents and grandparents, and we run mobile […]Read More
March Spotlight: Dental Program
In the United States, there are 61 dentists working in dentistry per 100,000 people (ADA). This is a stark contrast from Haiti, where roughly 300 dentists serve the entire country of just over 10 million people (HVO). This week, we are raising $5,000 to purchase and ship a new dental compressor to support our work.Read More
December E-Gram: The Power of Hope in 2017
THANK YOU for an inspiring and impactful 2017! Your trust and support helped Hope for Haiti make a positive impact in the lives of more than 500,000 children, parents, and grandparents living in southern Haiti through investments in education, healthcare, infrastructure, water, and economy. I want to thank our loyal volunteers, donors, partners and friends […]Read More
November E-Gram: The Power of a Meal
Manilia Beauvil has been the head cook at the Tete Source school lunch program since it was founded in 2012. Manilia is a proud mother of three who wakes up at 4:00 am every day to get her children ready to go to school, and she is determined to give them the best possible life. All […]Read More
October E-Gram: Global Handwashing Day
Annually in October, Hope for Haiti’s Public Health Program participates in Global Handwashing Day (GHD), a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of washing hands with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives (GHD, 2017).Read More