C2C is working on the frontlines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the communities we serve in Haiti. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, C2C operates 7 clinics and will play a critical role in educational outreach & prevention activities as well as improving our clinical capacity & treating mild to moderate cases. We are urgently sourcing necessary supplies for the coming months to contain & control the spread of the virus and to provide relief and support to those most vulnerable.
As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti faces enormous health challenges on any "normal" day. Its national public health system is profoundly under-resourced, ranking 138 on the Global Health Security (GHS) Index. With the arrival of COVID-19 in Haiti, the issues we are witnessing in developed countries (inadequate healthcare capacity to treat severe respiratory complications, lack of testing kits and limited supplies--masks, sanitizers, etc.) will be many times worse.
C2C is urgently preparing its clinics and working with the Ministry of Health as it finalizes operational plans. We have set critical goals, objectives, and activities for our network and will continue to adjust our plans/priorities as this dynamic situation evolves. Our goals are: 1.) Prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the communities we serve in Haiti 2.) Treat any patient suspected of having coronavirus 3.) Educate the communities we serve in virus mitigation best practices.
No one truly can predict the long-term effects of COVID-19, but if we do not act soon at the community level to educate people on the importance of prevention methods like social distancing and hand washing, the pandemic will devastate countries with already broken healthcare systems like Haiti. Organizations rooted in the communities they serve are best-positioned to respond to the pandemic. Your donation will go towards building stronger response capacity in the communities we serve in Haiti.