Partners In Health
PIH was founded in 1987, two years after the Clinique Bon Sauveur was set up in Cange, Haiti, to deliver health care to the residents of the mountainous Central Plateau. PIH co-founders had been working in the area for years. The Clinic was just the first of an arc of successful projects designed to address the health care needs of the residents of the poorest area in Haiti. In the 20 years since then, PIH has expanded its operations to eight other sites in Haiti and nine additional countries and has launched a number of other initiatives.
Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. We draw on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of clinical care possible while alleviating the crushing social and economic burden of poverty that creates obstacles to health.
At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well – just as we would do if a member of our own families, or we ourselves, were ill. We stand with our patients, some of the poorest and sickest victims of poverty and violence, in their struggle for equity and social justice.
Partners In Health seeks $3,500 to improve access to primary education in the Central Plateau through support of Ecole Bon Saveur in Cange. The funding would support local schools and provide school lunches to primary school students.
Haitian Health Foundation
The Haitian Health Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization which provides healthcare, development, and the hope of a future to over 225,000 of the poorest people living in rural southwestern Haiti. These are people who live a day to day “survival” life – living in hovels cobbled together from thatch, scraps of tin, and banana leaf, unfit for human habitation. It is common to see children, rooting with animals through garbage dumps to find scraps of food. In some of the villages HHF serves, over 70% of children seeking care are malnourished. It is a sight to bring tears to the most hardened heart. Our appeal is for funding for our Feeding Program, which provides nutritious, protein-rich food to the most vulnerable under our umbrella – malnourished children and pregnant women. For three consecutive years, HHF has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest designation – 4 stars – for excellent financial accountability and low overhead.
Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is requesting $4,000 to sponsor 8 women in high-risk pregnancies at the Center of Hope in Jeremie, Haiti. HHF has reduced the area’s maternal mortality rate by offering residential care during critical periods of a woman’s pregnancy. Many of these women come from villages that are 18 hours or more from hospital care, and would certainly be at serious risk of dying from complications during their pregnancies.
Medical Aid to Haiti
Medical Aid to Haiti, Inc. (MATH) is a Connecticut based, non-profit charitable organization with the following mission: Helping Haitians heal Haitians by providing needed resources for the care and treatment of their poor. MATH is seeking contributions for its recently established mobile medical clinic in Haiti. The mobile clinic and its Haitian staff operate in and around Port au Prince, Haiti on a regular basis to provide a desperately needed continuum of care. Please visit our website at www.medicalaidtohaiti.org. For additional information please contact Rick Thibadeau at (860) 521-8704, or Nancy Ryan at (860) 232-0255.
Medical Aid to Haiti wants to expand the operation of the Mobile Clinic to five days a week to provide primary care services to four communities. MATH is requesting $4,992 to pay the annual salaries of one Haitian physician and three Haitian nurses.
Haitian Humanitarian Network
Haitian Humanitarian Network is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2003 to provide basic health care and humanitarian aid to the poor and needy people in rural Haiti. HHN established and supports the Erline and Armelle clinic in Beaulieu as part of the primary mission to assist all those in need in Beaulieu and surrounding areas.
Haitian Humanitarian Network (HHN) wants to provide solar electric power to our medical clinic for refrigeration for medicines, laboratory test equipment, lighting in the exam room, and a water pump to pump water from the cistern. Funding desired: $5,000.
Outreach to Haiti
Outreach to Haiti supports over 300 students with scholarships, allowing them to attend schools and universities and to receive medical care. Outreach runs a clinic that treats more than 1,500 people annually. It provides assistance to two orphanages, a nutrition and meal program, and a participates in home building and economic developement projects. For more than 20 years, Outreach has administered a twinning program that brings together parishes in Haiti with parishes and a high school in the United States. Please visit our website at www.outreachtohaiti.org.
Outreach to Haiti hopes to receive $4,000 to fund the tuition and book costs for two students in post-secondary institutions in our Education Scholarship Program.