Haiti Hospital Appeal

Helping to run one of the leading hospitals in North Haiti, we specialise in community health care, maternity, paediatric, and neo-natal care, and rehabilitation services for adults and children. Since 2006, we've been providing quality health care that is not restricted to the few, but is available to everyone. Working alongside the Haitian Government and grass root partners, we seek to empower a sustainable, inclusive and accessible health care service, driven by Haitian vision and staff. We are a Christian charity with a heart of compassion and a desire for justice. We choose to stand in the gap for the innocent and vulnerable as Jesus did, offering health care to all without any form of...
Jul 24, 2012

Paralympian & Team GB Rep visits HHA

In June, Paralympian wheelchair sprinter, and Team GB representative Anne Wafula Strike visited HHA’s respite home, which provides a programme of specialised care including physiotherapy, education and development to more than 40 children living with disabilities in some of the poorest communities in the Western hemisphere.

Anne spent time speaking in communities where a huge stigma is attached to children with disabilities; children like Esther, who was found on a rubbish dump in the city and brought to HHA by a local government worker, and 3 year old Jeffie, who has hydrocephelus and severe learning difficulties.  Jeffie lives in one of the poorest areas of the city and is supported by HHA’s Community Based Rehabilitation team.  Her family have been victims of heavy abuse in the community because of a lack of understanding about her condition and a stigma associated with disability that gives rise to fear and rejection.

The HHA team have worked in Haiti, visiting schools, churches and groups to help raise awareness and understanding about disabilities so that Jeffie and others like her can find acceptance and nurturing instead of rejection and abuse. Reflecting on her time in Haiti, Kenyan born Anne commented: “It’s been a very powerful
experience visiting Haiti Hospital Appeal and seeing how people are being given a new lease of life.”

We can’t explain how grateful we are to you for supporting this work with your kind donations. It is very exciting seeing the dream becoming a reality, and that simply would not be possible without your continued support. With staff and patients to support, we are in real need of more regular donors, individuals or groups who would be willing to contribute towards this work on a monthly basis. Please spread the word about HHA, and continue to support us in whatever way you can. ‘Like’ our Facebook page or ‘Follow’ us on Twitter for more news and updates.

We hope that this update will again inspire you, reminding you of the difference you have made to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Haiti. Thank you.

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Jul 24, 2012

Paralympian & Team GB Rep visits HHA Rehab Centre

In June, Paralympian wheelchair sprinter, and Team GB representative Anne Wafula Strike travelled to meet Haiti’s Paralympic hopefuls at Haiti Hospital Appeal’s rehab centre, where they have been training. 

Josue Cajuste will represent Haiti at the Paralympics competing for shot and javelin titles and earthquake survivor Leon Gaysil, is hoping one day to become Haiti’s first ever paralympian handcyclist. Anne encouraged and inspired them as they work towards competing on the world stage. “I’ve learned so much from them” she said. “Cajuste is such a star. Here he's someone with a disability who's been marginalised, who's regarded as useless in the community, but he will be representing and flying the flag of Haiti in London this summer. That is so powerful.” 

We can't express how grateful we are that you have supported our rehabilitation work with your kind donations. Sport is a very important part of rehabilitation, improving physical functioning and mental stability. HHA’s disability sports centre is going to be a place where people with disabilities can train alongside those who don’t. We want to break down stigma and build advocates of disability sport in Haiti. It is very exciting seeing the dream becoming a reality, and that simply would not be possible without your continued support. From the bottom of our heart, we thank you.

Please visit our website for more news and photos about Anne's visit. We would encourage you to share our work with your friends and family, 'Like' our Facebook page or 'Follow' us on Twitter.

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Jul 24, 2012

Neo-natal Unit saving lives!

The expression ‘your help can truly save lives’ can perhaps become a little cliché in the charitable sector. Since the Maternity and Paediatric Unit opened in April, Haiti Hospital Appeal has witnessed the wonderful reality of that statement, not as a cliché or slogan, but as a living, lifesaving experience for many Haitians.

In one month alone our paediatric department saw 259 children, of which 65 were hospitalised, and in the space of just a few weeks we witnessed three babies whose lives have undoubtedly been saved by emergency c-section births in the operating theatre. Had these deliveries happened at home, it’s very possible that the children, and potentially their mother, could have died or been left with a lifelong disability.

We can't express how grateful we are for your wonderful generosity. It is because of people like you that HHA is providing the kind of care and facilities that some perhaps once thought impossible in northern Haiti. Of course, this success presents us with a new series of challenges. The high level of staffing and care now offered must be supported and we are in real need of regular donors, either individuals or groups who can partner with us to continue and grow the provision of maternity and paeditatric care. Please spread the word about HHA, and continue to support us in whatever way you can. 'Like' our Facebook page or 'Follow' us on Twitter for more information and updates.

We hope this short update will inspire you, and remind you of the real difference you have made to mothers and babies in some of the poorest communities in Haiti. Thank you.

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