Delivering Care During the Pandemic: Trust Overcomes Fear to Save a Toddler’s Life
Posted on June 11, 2020
As people are unable to travel and are fearful of being exposed to COVID, they often stay home and do not get the lifesaving care they need to combat other illnesses. One mother, however, bravely sought care from HUFH’s staff when her 18 month old baby girl became very ill.
HUFH & Shada: Our Commitment Continues
Posted on June 30, 2020
Last week, the government of Haiti bulldozed to the ground the community of Shada. Victims of a disastrous situation not of their own making, the more than 1500 families who lived there are already among the poorest of the poor. Here is the story of HUFH’s commitment to the people of Shada.
NO Child Should Die From Hunger
Posted on June 10, 2020
A storm is brewing in Haiti. Due to Covid-19, the UN is anticipating a FAMINE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS that could result in widespread starvation and ravage an already fragile population, especially the children. HUFH is ramping up its malnutrition program to help.
Keeping Ahead of the Curve: Tackling COVID-19 in Haiti
Posted on June 8, 2020
HUFH medical and lay volunteers are working together with our Haitian team to intensify our efforts to provide lifesaving care in the face of COVID-19. These efforts are more important than ever, given the ability of COVID to overwhelm Haiti’s already extremely limited medical resources.
HUFH Will Not Be Deterred: Working to Alleviate a Looming Humanitarian Crisis
Posted on November 4, 2019
Massive humanitarian crises are not always caused by earthquakes and hurricanes, or even outright warfare. Sometimes it can be a society that suddenly finds itself deprived of a vital resource or in the midst of government upheaval. In Haiti’s case, a fuel crisis — caused in part by the collapse of the Venezuelan oil industry […]
Haitian Run – Haitian Led: HUFH Welcomes Its New In-Country Leadership Team
Posted on April 29, 2019
As we focus on Haitian Run – Haitian Led, Programs that last, HUFH is pleased to introduce you to our new in-country management team.
Nursing Team Brings Care to a Haiti in Crisis
Posted on October 30, 2019
At the end of September, a small group of us traveled to Cap Haitian for the first medical mission since February. As you know, there has been an extreme shortage of fuel in Haiti since the beginning of this year. As a result, the conditions in Northern Haiti are deteriorating daily. Without fuel, there is […]
Education: the Key to Lifesaving Programs
Posted on June 14, 2019
Haitian Run – Haitian Led: At Hands Up for Haiti, our Medika Mamba malnutrition program is an essential part of our work to ensure a healthy future for the children of Haiti. Our doctors, nurses and trained community health workers (TSKs), all members of the communities that they serve, go into the community to identify […]
Dr. Allison Platt: A Doctor of Distinction
Posted on August 16, 2019
Dr. Allison Platt, Hands Up for Haiti’s president and a pediatrician in private practice, has been selected as an honoree by a panel of experts for the sixth annual Doctors of Distinction Awards in Westchester County. This award recognizes health care leaders for their outstanding dedication and commitment to medicine that impact our community each […]
NJ Governor’s Awards recognize Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento and HUFH
Posted on May 24, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento, HUFH co-founder and director of our global health program, for being awarded the NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service in the Ambassador Category!