Give courageous health care providers in Haiti the tools they need to do their jobs safely.
When the first COVID-19 case was reported in Haiti, stigma about the virus spread and misinformation fueled community fears. People burned health centers because they didn’t want COVID-19 around them. Some hid their symptoms or attacked people who showed theirs.
Care 2 Communities is trying to counter the fear with facts.
Their team travels to remote areas to share more about the virus and the best ways to prevent transmission.
When Haiti’s COVID-19 cases started surging in May, hospitals were overwhelmed with infected patients and running low on beds and oxygen. Until July, Haiti was the only country in the Western Hemisphere without a single person vaccinated against COVID-19.
Health care workers continued to navigate the challenges of the pandemic on top of the turmoil after the assassination of the president and an unstable economy with limited access to food, fuel, and other basics. They often battled the virus without ample personal protective equipment. The challenges in Haiti didn’t stop there, with a deadly, 7.2M earthquake hitting in August.
But $10 is one fix.
That will cover the cost of a box of gloves for dedicated clinical staff who won’t relent until the virus does.
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Featured Photo: Haiti Relief Fund for COVID-19 by Care 2 Communities