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Help Brendan reach his goal of $7,280 to benefit HUFH in memory of
Judy McAvoy, Brendan's mother, a nurse who helped lay the groundwork for this great cause as a founding member.
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Hands Up for Haiti
PO Box 913
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
WHAT YOUR DONATION BUYS:
$25 One gallon of gas, to get our staff to our program sites.
$50 Prenatal vitamins for a pregnant woman to help prevent birth defects.
$60 The daily salary for a physician in our Mobile Santè outreach clinic, seeing about 100 patients each clinic day.
$75 Screening and treatment to prevent blindness.
$100 Life-saving treatment for a malnourished child.
$200 Teaching kit to train 20 matrones in Helping Babies Survive skills.
$250 A community nurse for an entire month.
$400 Medications to treat all children in each program each month.
$500 Hospitalization, surgery or other advanced or specialty care for a child.
$1000 The monthly salary for 10 community health workers who work directly with families to reduce barriers to success in all of our programs.
$2000 A portable ultrasound machine to help ensure a safe pregnancy.
$3500 A water well that provides access to fresh and clean water for approximately 4000 people for more than 35 years and ensures maintenance and repairs so that it remains in good working condition. (Separate fundraising for a named dedication available.)
PROGRAM SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES:
Mobile Santè Program: outreach clinics led by HUFH's staff of Haitian doctors, nurses, community health workers and support staff, deliver lifesaving health care to communities most in need, typically visiting 2 communities weekly, seeing about 100 patients, mostly children, on each clinic day.
Annual budget $39,300. Average cost to treat each patient: $8
Fighting Malnutrition - Medika Mamba Program: treats more than 600 children each year who are severely malnourished. Education spreads through the community, lowering the malnutrition rate for entire villages.
Annual budget $58000. Average cost to treat each child: $96
Clean Water Program: each water well provides access to fresh and clean water for approximately 4000 people for more than 35 years, in turn preventing waterborne disease, including cholera. Community education ensures water safety and well maintenance. Wells built to date: 15
Annual budget $14000. Average cost per well to build, maintain and educate: $3500
Prenatal Care, Education and Nutrition Program, including Helping Babies Survive (HBS): reduces Haiti's infant and maternal mortality rates, the highest in the Western Hemisphere, by providing monthly check-ups and education for expectant mothers. Our HBS program trains traditional birth attendants in newborn resuscitation skills and in how to recognize danger signs in the first 48 hours after birth, and teaches local medical professionals to be teachers in their own country.
Annual budget $18000. To date, all live births. Trained to date 650 traditional birth attendants; 250 medical professionals
Kairam Klinic Byen Bèbè: well-baby preventative care program for newborns to 1 year, about 400 annually at 4 sites. Infants in the program are examined regularly and treated as needed. By promoting good nutritional and health practices for newborns, we can ensure they will never need to enroll in our malnutrition program. This initiative builds a health care bridge for our communities: providing care during pregnancy, right through childbirth into infancy, and then into childhood.
Annual budget $9600.
Follow Up and Surgical Care: covers the medical and surgical costs for children with life-threatening illnesses; approximately 20 each year need hospital care and 15 need surgery.
Annual budget $8000. $400 pays for the average emergency hospital care or emergency surgery a child needs.
Saving Vision: provides vision saving screening at mobile santè clinics, and treatment and surgeries for 200 patients each year, including surgery and consults, in a region with few ophthalmologists, and provides advanced training to local providers.
Annual budget $8000. Cost for cataract surgery $75; cost for glaucoma consult $25; cost for simple consult $5
Hypertension Screen and Treat: to combat the often fatal public health effects of severe and unrecognized hypertension, trains local health care providers in a simple easy-to-use protocol and provides the necessary supplies and medications.
Annual budget per program site $2000. Cost per screen and treat: $30
Nursing Education: provides education and supplies to entire classes of nursing students, who in turn become caregivers in remote communities.
Annual budget $4800
90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs which benefit the people of Haiti.
Your donations help us organize and facilitate our medical missions, support our ongoing in-country projects, provide funds for our clinics, obtain much needed medicines and medical equipment for our Haitian colleagues, and provide support for both our professional and community education programs within Haiti.
DONATIONS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
One of our primary goals is to supply medical and laboratory equipment and supplies to our Haitian clinical staff. Please contact us if you would like to donate medical supplies and equipment.