100% of your donation is tax-deductible and will be used to purchase medicines and hire Haitian colleagues. Funds raised in excess of our trip needs are donated to Haitian organizations working to improve the country's healthcare infrastructure.
We have traveled to Haiti each year since 2010 to set up medical clinics in rural villages around Leogane, the earthquake's epicenter. Along with the rest of the country's infrastructure, Haiti's health care system was devastated by the disaster and rebuilding it has been a slow process.
In Leogane Province, training advanced degree nurses and community health workers seem like promising, cost-effective and scalable long-term solutions to the lack of primary care in rural areas:
- The Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti (FSIL), which sends students and graduates out to clinics with us, has graduated its first class of nurse practitioners and just opened a physical therapy program.
- The Children's Nutrition Program of Haiti (CNP) a Haitian-led non-profit is fighting malnutrition, promoting hygiene and family planning, and creating sustainable solutions to end poverty.
In the meantime, teams like ours fill a desperate need. We work with the country's Agents de santé to identify clinic sites in the most underserved communities and collaborate with Hatian medical colleagues, dental professionals, translators, and drivers. In addition to supporting FSIL and CNP, groups like ours provide significant financial support for Hôpital Sainte Croix by staying in its guesthouse, referring patients we see in our clinics for to the hospital further care, and donating funding and medical supplies.