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 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, 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 healthcare system in southern Haiti. Our programmatic activities include:
- Primary Care: 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.
- Mobile Clinics: 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 healthcare system in southern Haiti.