Haiti has the lowest literacy rate in the Western hemisphere, specially among girls living in rural areas. Due to the critical importance of literacy to achive for a community or individuals to become healthy, HHPN has been granting scholarship to the youth so the can graduate from high school and pursue a career in the medical fied. In doing so these young people will acquire the knowlege and experience to provide health care to individuals in their own communities. In awarding these scholarships to the youth, HHPN hope to help the target communities help themselves.
The Health Professional's Network (HHPN) is keeping with its mission to uplift the health of Haitians living in both Haiti and the United States as it continues to strive for excellence.
One of our goals is to ensure that the youth acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become forward thinkers, productive members of society, and tomorrow's leaders who will make the world a better place for generations to come.
All Scholarship applicants muste meet the following criteria :
⁃ show proof of financial hardship
⁃ passing grades of 8-9 out of 10.
⁃ good conduct in school and community
⁃ perfect attendance (exception made by school principal)
⁃ Active member of community (community service)
⁃ Volunteering at HHPN community activities
⁃ interest in learning English or Spanish
Our scholarship doesn't stop after the recipients graduate from highschool. We make they find the resources required to learn a trade, pursue a career in the medical field (CNA, LPN, RN) in Haiti or abroad.
With the implementation of this scholarship program, all recipients will acquire knowled and skills to liaise with and mentor other young people in their own communities and beyond.
HHPN offers 3 types of scholarships
Resarch has shown that communities with a high rate of literacy are more prone to preventable and communicable diseases. Another major cause of the prevalence of the aforementioned diseases in Haiti rural communities is poverty. With this scholarship program, HHPN hopes that eduction will help these communities address both poverty and health issues at the same time.
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 to improving community health is in a sustaible manner.
A patient at the health fair in Immokalee, Florida (May,2018)
More than 40% of Haitians live in rural communities lawithout running water and electricity. Most of these communities don't even have access to the most basic preventative medicine and health care.In our medical missions to Haiti, we target these rural communities who desperately need medical attention.
Patients from various communities in Chaine-des-Matheux, Ouest department, Haiti (November, ,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!
Your donations is the lifeblood of our organization. Without your kind donation, it woulfl be impossible for us to continue with health fair in the U.S. and medical mission trips to Haiti. By donating you are saving lives. Remember: YOUR DONATION IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE***