Haiti's healthcare dilemma
Haiti has a healthcare vision for its people but lacks funds to implement it. Taxes from the working poor population aren't enough. In fact, Haiti depends on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for 80 percent of its basic services.
The result is a patchwork of overworked teaching hospitals and rural clinics with few or no staff.
Many well-intentioned NGOs send visiting doctors to Haiti once or twice a year. But what if your appendix bursts when they're not there? Working with the Ministry of Health, HHP has a powerful solution:
Our vision is a self-sustaining, Haitian owned-and-operated regional medical center that will remain for generations.
Since 2016, with your help, each month brings us closer to that goal. Our clinic delivers full primary care to 30,000 of Haiti's most vulnerable rural poor, while mobile clinics see up to 200 of the hardest-to-reach patients each month. We've trained medical staff to perform women's cervical cancer screening and treatment throughout the southeast. We offer vaccines and family planning. And in 2018 we won our first grants to take on hypertension and and cancer in extreme rural settings.
We do all of this on less than $60,000 a year by keeping our eye on the goal of sustainability -- 97 cents of every dollar we receive is spent in Haiti.