Our organization targets impoverished communities living in rural Haiti where they don’t have any access to the most basic healthcare. Everyone in these communities, regardless of age and gender benefit from our comprehensive health program. Conversely, special attention is given to children, pregnant women and the elderly.
WHY DO WE TARGET RURAL COMMUNITIES?
Close to 60% of the Haitians living in the rural areas, particularly on hilltops and mountainous areas. The impracticability of the dirt roads network it impossible for government agencies and NGOs to provide humanitarian aid to these communities when they most need it. On the one hand, since these rural communities are unreachable by even all-terrain vehicles, a mule or a donkey (which most of them don’t have) is the only means of transportation available to carry the sick to the nearest health station. On the other hand, when a person is severely ill, community members often resort to the use of a makeshift stretcher where they can walk several hours before reaching a clinic.
In these conditions, depending on the severity of the illness, some people end up dying before reaching the nearest health facility. Moreover, in the hurricane season where heavy rains further damage the dirt roads network, using a mule or a stretcher to carry the sick to a health clinic is not even an option. As a result, children, pregnant women, and the elderly sometimes lose their lives from preventable and curable diseases. In this context, we’re talking about infectious diseases that can easily be treated with over-the-counter medicine.
Haiti Health Professional's Networks aims to assist low-income communities in the US and Haiti in their quest for access to heath care. In the US we prioritize Heal Fair while our main focus in Haiti is to provide its rural communities with access to basic health care through medical mission trips on a regular basis.In both Haiti and the US, the primary focus of our organization is preventative healthcare education. We believe it is the best approach for the communities to to have access to health care.
A patient at the health fair in Immokalee, Florida (May,2018)
You can join in regardless of your skills by becoming a volunteer, raising funds, and makiing a donation. As a volunteer you can help here in the states or getting involved in medical mission trips to Haiti. Anything you do will make a difference in the lives of thousands of people. You can help wherever you are. Remember!
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