Haiti: Reduce Cholera and diarrhea in children

 
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Nov 28, 2012

Haiti Programs Update (November 2012)

Dr. June and Frenel
Dr. June and Frenel

In Haiti, more than 2 1/2 years after the earthquake, we have transitioned relief to development. We are excited to partner with you and rebuild a new chapter in the nation’s history. Here are a few updates in Haiti since August:

  1. The Advantage program, which seeks to increase the quality of life for persons with disability,  has provided:
    • 1,989 rehabilitation treatment sessions;
    • Maximum functional independence to approximately 70% of those who enter the program are exiting having reached their maximum functional independence;
    • 138 prosthetics and orthotics have been made;
    • 10 scholarships were provided to physically challenged persons.
      And now, we have a soccer team! Persons with disability, like Frenel, experience joy as they run and play. Soccer gives them a renewed sense of normalcy and extinguishes negative stereotypes against persons with disability within the community.

  2. Our partner Jesus Le Vraj Chemin (JLVC) continues to grow in Canaan, a resettlement camp on the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince, and is beginning to receive assistance from the Ministry of Health. Through our support of JLVC and their mission to the community, we are exploring the possibility of community health in Canaan.

  3. Haiti Foundation of Hope sees more and more success with the maternal health aspect of the Community Health program. At the same time, the nutrition program battles a surge in cholera and drought, as severe malnutrition is up to 7% from 1%, and overall malnutrition is up to 40% from 30%. The program leadership is responding with direct aid, ongoing therapeutic food for Severely Acute Malnutrition, and intense follow up from Growth Monitoring.

  4. An $80,000 grant from MTI has allowed the Beraca Hospital to begin construction of an emergency unit. We’re signing the papers and getting things moving! The inauguration of the new facility is anticipated around the new-year. 

There is still work to be done and we are committed to pressing on. Please keep checking in and thank you again for all of your amazing support!

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