Project #12453

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Haiti

by The Haiti Health Trust
Mar 6, 2013

Your support is saving lives

A baby being resucitated at our facility in Haiti
A baby being resucitated at our facility in Haiti

Firstly, on behalf of everyone at The Haiti Health Trust (THHT), thanks for your continued support of our neonatal unit in Haiti.  We've had 59 people donate over $7,500US in the last few months, which has been critical in our ability to keep this unit open.


Even today we have 5 little babies in our unit.  Three of them are premature, and were referred to us by other facilities unable to offer this specialist care.  Despite the best efforts of the local government hospital, they struggle to cater for the large population of over 800,000 that they're called to serve.  With no working incubators available at their site, our work is critical to tackling the high rate of infant mortality in Haiti, which has the highest rates in the Western Hemisphere.  In fact, 35% of all infant deaths in Haiti take place during the neonatal stage.


Thanks to your support, things are changing in our target area!  In the first nine months of opening, the neonatal unit supported over 100 babies.  Just last week, one mother rushed to our hospital giving birth.  When her baby was born he wasn't breathing, but thanks to the quick and professional support of our team, was resuscitated and is now recovering well.


This Friday is International Women's Day, and we're encouraging all of our fantastic supporters to celebrate, by making another gift towards our Women's health work, including the neonatal unit, so that we can continue this critical work.  The economical situation continues to challenge the charity sector, but with your support, we can continue to provide this life saving care.  You could also use International Women's Day to spread the word about THHT.  If you could spare a moment to send a Tweet, update your Facebook page, or share with friends and family about our work, that would be amazing.


Thanks for your continued support, and please do continue joining with us, as we provide care to these special little ones.

One of our new premature babies recieving care
One of our new premature babies recieving care



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The Haiti Health Trust

Location: Bethlehem, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Meredith Hutchison
Bethlehem, PA United States

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