Welcome to the

Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti

Healthcare System

The Foundation of Hope and Health in Haiti was created in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which had a devastating effect on the island.
  • Estimated deaths: 250,000 to 300,000
  • Estimated injuries: 310,000
  • 1/3 of population (3 million) people affected by the earthquake.
  • Over 1.5 million people were displaced, and hundred of thousands are still living in tents.
 

Healthcare Statistics

The already fragile healthcare system of Haiti became even less accessible.
  • 50 hospital and healthcare facilities were destroyed or became unusable.
  • 72% of the population lives 30 minutes or more from a healthcare facility.
  • Access to healthcare is further impeded by the lack of trained healthcare professionals a great number of whom leave the country due to lack of opportunities.
  • Infant mortality is very high at 59.89 per 1,000 and approximately 130,000 children (1 out of 12 children), under the age of 5 die of preventable diseases yearly.

Solution

Decentralization is the desired approach, which can only succeed by reviving Haiti's agricultural economy, providing employment opportunities, education, sanitation, and health services in rural areas. Unless those services are available the conditions in those rural area will worsen, return migration of the displaced will increase, and decentralization will fail.

 

 

News and Updates

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Esterna’s Story: A Happy Ending

During the last clinic day at Ile a Vaches in July 2013, FHHH Member Dr. Myriam Germain, a pediatrician, took a deep breath when she realized there were only a couple of children left for consultation after a very long day. A thin shy little girl sat in front of her.

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Tales of Two Clinics

In keeping with out commitment to forging partnership, we have welcomed and shared our facility with other medical groups thereby expanding access to care to the population.

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First Annual Fundraising, March 2012

On March 10, 2012, Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti (“FHHH”) held its first annual fundraiser at the Adria Hotel in Queens, New York. FHHH’s Board of Directors took this opportunity to share its plans and progress, and to thank and celebrate with its supporters.

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Twin Survival

Two months after the January 12, 2010 earthquake, two of FHHH's founding members went to Haiti. On their second clinic day, they examined twin boys who were severely malnourished. Their chance for survival seemed pretty dim.

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Fighting Chronic Conditions

Access to healthcare is a major issue for most of the population in Haiti. Our research showed that chronic illnesses are often ignored and left untreated. Hypertension is found in 48.7% of men, 46.5% of women, and as much as 69.1% in people over the age 45 years and older.

NEWSLETTERS

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Newsletter VII, Winter 2013

About 50% of women have more than 4 prenatal visits in Haiti; the other half has no prenatal care at all, and only 26% of deliveries are supervised by a healthcare professional (WHO).

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Newsletter VI, Winter 2012

Our mission is to bring quality care to underserved population in a personal and compassionate manner. It is with this mindset that we embarked on a very busy course in 2012.

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Newsletter V, Spring 2012

One month after its last visit, FHHH conducted another medical mission trip to Carries in April 2012. This was to be our 6th medical mission trip to the area.

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Newsletter IV, Winter 2011

The first quarter of 2012 was very busy for Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti: actively pursuing funding sources, establishing relationships, holding our first fundraising gala, and a groundbreaking ceremony at L’Ile-a-Vache.

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FHHH

905 Uniondale Avenue

Uniondale, NY 11553

516-485-8089 | info@fhhh.org