Posted on January 25, 2016
HUFH Programs Improving the Life and Health of the Haitian people. Heal – Teach – Support
Posted on June 16, 2016
Delivering Care 75% of people in rural Haiti live in poverty on less than $2 per day, many without access to medical care. In Haiti, medical care is a privilege, not a right; most are too poor to be well. HUFH brings healthcare to thousands of Haitians each year in some of Northern Haiti’s most […]
Posted on June 20, 2016
Fighting Malnutrition Malnutrition, a preventable and curable disease, affects one in five children in Haiti. 30% of the population is considered food insecure. No child should die from hunger; HUFH’s Medika Mamba program treats more than 550 severely malnourished children every year.
Saving Vision More than 500,000 Haitians, about 5% of the population, are legally blind; about 80,000 have no light perception at all. HUFH regularly screens for glaucoma and other diseases at all of its mobile santè clinics, and the Eye Team works with Haitian ophthalmologists, consulting and teaching, and funds follow-up care.
Saving Mothers Haiti has the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western hemisphere. An estimated 1 in 285 births will result in a woman’s death, about 16 times higher than in the United States. HUFH supports prenatal nutrition and education programs, provides obstetrical training and supports prenatal outreach, maternity centers and ambulance corps.
Safer Births In Haiti, for every 1,000 births, 60 babies will die in the first month of life; 30 will die directly after birth. Others suffer brain damage and are permanently impaired. In Haiti, only 37% of births are attended by a doctor, nurse, or midwife. HUFH has trained more than 650 matrones and 250 […]
Helping Children For every 1,000 babies born in Haiti, 59 will die before reaching their first birthday and 88 will not live past 5 years of age. HUFH sees more than 3000 children each year at our mobile santè and visiting team outreach clinics, spearheads vaccination drives, and has a hospitalization and surgery fund to […]
Helping Communities Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. 25% of Haiti’s population lives in extreme poverty. Many communities lack access to clean water and adequate sanitation, and struggle to fight pollution. HUFH has built 13 water wells, and is currently digging its 14th in a community without any access to clean water, […]