Women in Haiti are the backbone of the country, strong and resilient, but they face multiple health challenges and risks throughout their lives, especially in the child bearing years. HUFH remains dedicated to the support of our programs that help to improve the health of women throughout their lives. To celebrate International Women’s Day, a day of action with the theme “Be Bold for Change,” please consider active support of any of the following HUFH programs for women and help change their lives for the better.
“When you save the life of a woman in Haiti, you save her children, her family and her community.“
Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento, President Hands Up for Haiti
SAFER BIRTHS – SAVING MOTHER AND BABY: More women and their babies die during childbirth in Haiti than in any other country in the Western Hemisphere. Our prenatal clinics and Helping Babies Survive programs ensure safe births for both mother and child. Please help.
FIGHTING MALNUTRITION – SAVING CHILDREN: No mother should watch her child suffer or die from hunger. Our Medika Mamba program treats 600 children each year who are severely malnourished as we reach out to more and more children in remote communities. Please help.
CERVICAL CANCER SEE & TREAT – SAVING WOMEN: Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women in Haiti with an estimated 1500 preventable deaths each year. With our new program, we expect to screen 3000 women this year – and treat before it is too late. Please help.
HYPERTENSION SCREEN & TREAT –SAVING GRANDMOTHERS: Severe and unrecognized hypertension contributes to high levels of stroke, heart failure and premature death. Through HUFH’s hypertension initiative, we are training local health care providers in a simple, easy to follow protocol. Please help.
CLEAN WATER PROGRAM – SAVING COMMUNITIES: Our water safety program provides women with access to clean water for their families, helping to prevent disease and the spread of cholera. Please help.
VISION PROGRAM – SAVING VISION: Our Eye Program provides vision saving screening, treatment and surgery helping women to provide and care for their families. Please help.
Mesi anpil – Thank you very much for all of your support.