Cap Haitien Health Network

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List of Organizations

For facilities, organizations, and individuals working in northern Haiti, please send us your information to be included. Basically, it means you will be listed on this site and have additional visibility to other organizations and suppliers.

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  1. 1 Cap Haitien Health Network Stay Informed: Calendar(view calendar on mobile devices)  List of Organizations  List of Facilities Email Announcement Group  Resources (files and links)  Distribution (health supplies)  Communicate with the Network:Join the Network  Email the Discussion Group  Subscribe to the Discussion Group (send a blank email)  Post an Event  Post a Resource (web link or attached file with 1-2 sentence description)Learn About the Network Support Team:What We Do  Network Support Team  Blog  Contact Us List of OrganizationsFor facilities, organizations, and individuals working in northern Haiti, please send us your information to be included. Basically, it means you will be listed on this site and have additional visibility to other organizations and suppliers.The information may be outdated or inaccurate:  we encourage users to send in their information so we get it right.  We respect your privacy, so please let us know if we can include your email (in picture format to avoid spam) and phone number.  To get contact information for an organization, or to send corrections for an entry, contact:
    1. 1.1 Americares
    2. 1.2 AMURT Haiti
    3. 1.3 Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG)
    4. 1.4 Article 29 Organization
    5. 1.5 ASAP (Arch Dioceses of Cap Haitien)
    6. 1.6 Association Manusodany
    7. 1.7 Babies without Borders
    8. 1.8 Bahamas Habitat
    9. 1.9 Bethlehem Ministry
    10. 1.10 Blessings International
    11. 1.11 Cap Haitien Dental Institute
    12. 1.12 Children's Care Outreach
    13. 1.13 Children's Place International
    14. 1.14 Christian Flights International
    15. 1.15 Christophe University
    16. 1.16 Clean the World
    17. 1.17 Cure International
    18. 1.18 Danita's Children
    19. 1.19 Direct Relief International
    20. 1.20 Eben Ezer Mission (Clinic and Hospital)
    21. 1.21 ESPWA Foundation
    22. 1.22 Eternal Hope in Haiti
    23. 1.23 Floating Doctors
    24. 1.24 Floridal Hospital Flagler
    25. 1.25 Food for the Poor
    26. 1.26 For Haiti With Love
    27. 1.27 Friends of Fort Liberte
    28. 1.28 Grassroots United
    29. 1.29 Haiti Help Med Plus
    30. 1.30 Haiti Hospital Appeal
    31. 1.31 Haiti Marycare
    32. 1.32 Haiti Village Health
    33. 1.33 Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti (HHFOH)
    34. 1.34 Haitian Ministries/Maine Haiti Connection
    35. 1.35 Haitian Red Cross
    36. 1.36 Hands Up for Haiti
    37. 1.37 Healing Hands for Haiti
    38. 1.38 Help Brings Hope to Haiti (St. Sizan Clinic)
    39. 1.39 HIP Haiti (Coco Beach)
    40. 1.40 Hopital Alma Mater/Medicine for Peace
    41. 1.41 Hopital Bon Samaritain
    42. 1.42 Hopital Sacre Coeur (CRUDEM)
    43. 1.43 Hopital St Francois de Sales
    44. 1.44 International Child Care (ICC)
    45. 1.45 International Organization of Migration
    46. 1.46 Justinien Hospital
    47. 1.47 Konbit Sante
    48. 1.48 Life and Hope Haiti
    49. 1.49 Lutheran Mission Association (with North District of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti)
    50. 1.50 Mama Baby Haiti
    51. 1.51 Medical Ambassadors Haiti
    52. 1.52 Medical Missionaries, Thomassique clinic
    53. 1.53 Meds and Food for Kids (MFK)
    54. 1.54 New Testament Baptist Mission
    55. 1.55 Notre Dame Haiti Program
    56. 1.56 Open Door Haiti
    57. 1.57 Operation Starfish
    58. 1.58 Parish Twinning Program of the Americas: Partnership with the Cap Haitian Diocese
    59. 1.59 Peacework Medical Projects
    60. 1.60 Planting Peace
    61. 1.61 Project CURE
    62. 1.62 Project H.O.P.E. (supports Borgne Health Clinic)
    63. 1.63 Randolph World Ministries
    64. 1.64 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
    65. 1.65 SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)
    66. 1.66 Sonje Ayiti
    67. 1.67 The Haiti Mission
    68. 1.68 ULS Sante
    69. 1.69 UN Health Cluster
    70. 1.70 Vassar Haiti Project (L'Acul Clinic)
    71. 1.71 VOSH (eye clinics)
    72. 1.72 Vwa Ayiti International
    73. 1.73 World Food Programme

Americares

Where they Work in Haiti: Throughout country
Mission and Projects:
Americares has provided more than $10 billion of aid to 147 countries. In northern Haiti, Americares also delivers crucial supplies to the Cap Health Network’s warehouse which are used for distribution in the area, and is planning for disaster response activities in the region in the future.  Throughout the country, Americares is restoring and expanding medical laboratory capacity at facilities that were damaged or lost their equipment due to the earthquake, providing access to education, health, and financial security, and providing counseling for gender-based violence to adolescent girls.

In the north, they have been active in providing custom-designed and fitted prosthetics for 10 patients at Hopital Sacre Coeur. Americares delivered a semi-permanent field hospital to be used primarily as operating and recovery rooms for St. Francois de Sales Hospital while it was rebuilt.

AMURT Haiti

Where they Work in Haiti: Around Commune Anse Rouge, Northwest Artibonite Department; Port-au-Prince
Mission and Projects:
AMURT does a variety of projects throughout Haiti. Much of their programs are in the Port-au-Prince area, but they have significant rural healthcare and environmental initiatives in the northwest Artibonite.

AMURT-Haiti has been offering daily mobile health clinics together with its partner agency AMURTEL in isolated and underserved areas of both Port-au-Prince and the northwest Artibonite. Their services increase in scope and outreach following natural disasters, and often transitions into long-term community-based initiatives. Currently AMURT-Haiti runs a homeopathy program in Commune Anse Rouge, and supports the health clinic it built in Commune Terre-Neuves. They also seek to improve not just community health care options but aim to lower these rates through prevention measures and education particularly during the cholera emergency.

On the environmental side, AMURT reinforces the agriculture-based livelihoods of over 16,000 people in Communes Anse Rouge and Terre Neuve (in northwest Artibonite) through a community-driven cash-for-work public works initiative focusing on watershed protection, soil conservation and reforestation.

Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG)

Where they Work in Haiti:
Based in Cap Haitien, but activities not limited to a particular area
Mission and Projects:
The Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally sound access to electricity, sanitation and clean water.  Through a combination of business incubation, education, and outreach, we help people get technology that will better their health and improve their lives.

The goal of AIDG’s Business Incubation Program is to create independent locally-owned medium to large sized enterprises that can serve the needs of impoverished communities using appropriate technology. Currently the program focuses on business creation in the following arenas: energy, water, and sanitation. Future arenas under consideration include communications, housing, transportation and agricultural processing.

Article 29 Organization

Where they Work in Haiti: Anse Rouge in Northwest Artibonite Department; Port-au-Prince
Mission and Projects:
A29 works in isolated regions where other international organizations have no presence, meaning that virtually no governmental or international assistance is available for these rural people. They work primarily in the underserved Anse Region. A29 facilitates community groups who are working together for community development and social change in organizing, defining and taking action on their priorities. Such priorities include sustainable agriculture, reforestation, education, health, women's rights and access to just work for just pay. Once these groups have defined their priorities, A29 connects them with the resources that they need to move their communities out of deep poverty.

A29 facilitates foreign visitors interested in understanding or assisting the economic and social movement that is developing in Haiti's isolated rural regions. A29 hosts researchers, groups assisting in project development, university or special interest delegations, and people looking to both understand the roots of poverty and gain a deeper sense of what it means to be human.

ASAP (Arch Dioceses of Cap Haitien)

Where they Work in Haiti: Distribution Center for health supplies in Vaudreuil
Mission and Projects:
Distributes medications, health supplies, clothing, and food to organizations and health clinics, including the Cap Health Network support team.  The distribution center is a partnership between Food for the Poor and the Arch Diocese of Cap Haitien.

Association Manusodany

Where they Work in Haiti: Sponsorship of students going to school in Cap Haitien; Orphanage in Vaudreuil.
Mission and Projects:
The aim of MANUSODANY is mainly to support or strengthen existing Haitian institutions whose activities are generally impeded by a lack of financial support. More specifically, these structures are selected because they show good potential for future development (activities well-targeted and responding to needs, dedication of the staff members and of the management team, local support already in place even though insufficient, etc.).

They support access to education for children in Cap Haiien who cannot afford schooling, as well as an orphanage in Vaudreuil.  They are implementing a soccer school for underprivileged children as a means to prevent violence, to sensitize them on health and environment and as a way to help them dealing with post-traumatic stress following the earthquake

Manusodany welcomes volunteers to supports its activites, and has a history of voluntourism.  It is a not-for-profit association, founded on August 26, 2007 in France to support and/or establish development projects aiming to improve the life conditions of the groups most in need in Haiti.  The headquarters of MANUSODANY is located in Paris and the main field office is in Cap-Haitien, which is located on the northern coast of Haiti. In France, Haitian handicrafts are sold to fund the organization.

Babies without Borders

Where they Work in Haiti: No particular target region for trips.
Mission and Projects:
Babies without Borders is a non-profit organization of people concerned with the high rates of infant and neonatal mortality and morbidity in the developing world, who are willing to put forth their own voluntary efforts to effect change. Babies without Borders offers on-site education to host facilities in developing nations, and provides personnel with the basic tools and maerials they need to provide a higher level of ongoing medical care through a network of voluntary medical personnel. The vision of Babies without Borders is to dramatically lower rates of morbidity and mortality from easily preventable causes in infants in developing countries. To achieve these goals, Babies without Borders would enlist the services of volunteer medical personnel of various fields.

Bahamas Habitat

Where they Work in Haiti: Throughout Haiti
Mission and Projects:
Bahamas Habitat mobilized hundreds of pilot volunteers in response to the Haiti Earthquake in January 2010 and was one of the first mission flying organization to respond. Our volunteers flew over 400 missions and delivered hundreds of thousands of pounds of critical supplies to the outlying areas of Haiti where other forms of transportation could not serve.

We see opportunity to make a unique and significant impact on the condition and hearts of Bahamians by combining the potential of mission-minded aviation enthusiasts and strong Christian supporters with the needs of BMH throughout the Bahamas and beyond.

Bethlehem Ministry

Where they work in Haiti:  Terrier Rouge/Northeast
Mission and Projects:
Bethlehem Ministry, Inc. is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of aiding Haiti’s poor. Our venture into the poverty stricken nation began a quarter century ago when we partnered with Haitian educator and visionary Rev. Jean M. Bruno to establish a series of elementary schools in some of the nation's less recognized and lesser served regions. We transitioned to a 501(c)(3) corporation in 2001, out of a desire to mount a more comprehensive attack on Haiti’s poverty struggles. Committed to working in the lesser known and serviced parts of the country, our US based non-profit planted itself in the underdeveloped northeastern region of the country, specifically Terrier Rouge. Since “adopting” Terrier Rouge as our home, we have worked to establish a Montessori based pre-K through 8th grade school (Ecole St. Barthélémy); an income generating, sustainable agricultural project (Jatrofa Pepinyè); and a medical clinic (Clinique Espérance et Vie), which seeks to meet the health and wellness needs of the local population.

Blessings International

Where they Work in Haiti: Supplier for facilities throughout Haiti
Mission and Projects:
Blessings International, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1981 to serve as a source of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and medical supplies for clinics and hospitals in developing nations that serve indigent populations and short-term medical teams that travel to such sites to provide donated medical services. Blessings International also has its own benevolent projects, which typically involves the provision of pharmaceuticals to locations of special need and or disaster relief in addition to providing medicines for the efforts of other organizations.

In order better to serve those seeking medicines by means of a stable formulary and consistent stock, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and medical supplies available from Blessings are a mixture of donated as well as purchased items. In order to cover the cost of inventorying, document preparation and warehousing as well as the cost of purchased products, Blessings assess a handling charge to all ministries, organizations or short-term medical teams it serves. In order to cover the cost of its own benevolent projects, Blessings solicits cash donations which are sequestered for use exclusively for such projects. In addition to serving the needy in developing nations, Blessings also serves a growing number of clinics in the USA that serve the health needs of the working poor of this country.

Cap Haitien Dental Institute

Where they Work in Haiti: Cap Haitien, Haiti
Mission and Projects:
The Cap Haitien Dental Institute (CHDI) clinic is designed as a permanent Haitian staffed, two dental chair clinic with an adjoining teaching classroom. Located on the campus of the Hospital Universitae Justinien, in the city of Cap Haitien, Haiti, the mission of the CHDI is multifold:

To be a continuing education and gathering center for the North Haiti Dental Association (NHDA) doctors; provide oral health care to Haitian residents; become a referral and teaching center for complicated treatments; serve as a base clinic for outreach mobile dentistry; provide service opportunities for visiting dentists and non health care workers; adhere to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines as set forth in the Basic Package of Oral Care (BPOC) Cap Haitien Dental Institute has a program of visiting dentists doing mobile clinics and using the ART (atraumatic restorative technique) to treat decay problems without electric instruments in field conditions and often without anesthesia required.

Children's Care Outreach

Where they Work in Haiti: Cap Haitien area
Mission and Projects: Support health care delivery and support of institutions (fixed and/or mobile structures, medical interventions, health promotion, medical supplies, logistics).  We work together with the local communities in health care, malnutrition, clean water, canals and drainage issues, and latrines.

Children's Place International

Where they Work in Haiti: Gonaives, Artibonite, and surrounding area
Mission and Projects:
The goal of the program is to ensure that children affected by HIV/AIDS have the opportunity to live their lives in fullness and dignity. To achieve this goal, we help families meet their children's physical, psychological, and cognitive developmental needs. This approach, similar to our Chicago-based programs, is based on the philosophy that child development occurs optimally in the presence of loving and nurturing adults.

Children's Place International works with medical centers and community organizations in each country to identify families affected by HIV/AIDS who are unable to meet the developmental needs of their children. Program staff then reaches out to these families to build relationships in order to understand their needs and create a plan to address them. Needs may be met by the family itself, the community or external resources provided by Children's Place International and donors from the United States

Christian Flights International

Where they work in Haiti:  Ranquitte
Mission and Projects:
CFI is a cooperative effort of Haitian and American Christians working to further the Kingdom of God by providing resources and encouraging Haitians to facilitate wellness, community development and excellence in education.
We operate  Bendawest Clinic, Calhoun-Spady Missionary School, an Agriculture and Reforestation program, maintain drinking wells and build homes in the Ranquitte area.   We also bring in about 12 teams of volunteers each year that distribute food and clothing, bibles, and sundries.  www.christianflights.org

Christophe University

Where they Work in Haiti: Cap Haitien
Mission and Projects:  Train nurses in Cap Haitien.  The only other nursing school in the Nord Department is of the medical school located at Justinien Hospital.

Clean the World

Where they Work in Haiti: Throughout country
Mission and Projects:
Every day in North America, thousands of hotels discard millions of pounds of soap and shampoo. These products often end up in already overflowing landfills and contaminate fragile groundwater systems.  Impoverished people around the world die every day from acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease because they have no soap. The death toll is staggering. Each year more than five million lives are lost to these diseases with the majority of deaths being among children less than five years old. Studies have shown that simple hand washing substantially reduces the spread of these diseases. Unfortunately, the essential items for proper hand washing are unobtainable for millions of people worldwide.

In an effort to prevent these needless deaths from occurring, Clean the World distributes recycled soap products from the developed world, along with appropriate educational materials, to impoverished countries worldwide, and to domestic homeless shelters.  It has been a regular contributor to the stock of the Cap Haitien Health Network Support Team, which distributes throughout the region.

Cure International

Where they Work in Haiti: Port-au-Prince, but take referrals from throughout country
Mission and Projects:
CURE International has collaborated with Hopital Adventiste d'Haiti to focus on creating a premier reconstructive surgery center. Inspired by the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake and motivated by ongoing needs, we have developed a referral center for orthopaedic and plastic reconstructive surgery.  Our goal is to bring hope and healing to children with treatable physical disabilities. In the developing world, many untreated conditions seriously limit a child's ability to play, go to school and become a productive member of the community.
 

Danita's Children

Where they work in Haiti: Ounaminthe
Mission and Projects:
Danita's Children is a non-profit organization with the intent of rescuing and caring for orphaned children, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally. Founded by Danita Estrella in January 1999, the organization began with a small house and fourteen children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Currently Danita's Children has nearly 100 orphans living in two homes. A school provides an education to nearly 450 children and 18,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding program. A church and congregation of 500 Haitians provides a place of spiritual hope and a medical center and hospital for children are currently under construction.
 

Direct Relief International

Where they Work in Haiti: Throughout country
Mission and Projects:
Direct Relief International provides medical assistance to improve the quality of life for people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest at home and throughout the world. We work to strengthen the in-country health efforts of our partners by providing essential material resources – medicines, supplies and equipment.  DRI supplies medications to the Cap Health Network Support team to supply northern Haiti.

Eben Ezer Mission (Clinic and Hospital)

Where they Work in Haiti: Gonaives, Artibonite
Mission and Projects:
Eben-Ezer Hospital opened its doors to the people of Haïti in 1983. Since then, it has become the hub of a network of about 500 hospitals and health centers throughout the nine Departments (or states) of Haïti.  The group distributes medicine and medical supplies in four ways:

During the last six years, an educational/training program was funded and launched by the United States Agency for International Development (U.S. A.I.D.) under a program known as ED 2004. This program enabled Eben-Ezer to provide health care training in 89 schools in only three of the nine Departments (Artibonite, North, and Northeast). Still, 540 teachers were able to train 24,000 students. Under Eben-Ezer's guidance, the program has developed into a multi-faceted project that has become a vital part of the communities in and near the three Departments where it was launched.

Eben-Ezer has structured a multi-level training project in which women from all nine Departments will be trained to combat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), by educating the populace on prevention and the importance of early treatment. This project begins with 50 women (ten from Artibonite and five from each of the other eight Departments). Each of these women trains eight other women. Then, 400 women each trains ten others in a series of ten sessions over an 18-month period. In all, 44,000 women will be trained under this project, working under only one coordinator and three trainers. The women are parents of students in Eben-Ezer and other schools and from the churches across Haïti that are affiliated with the Eben-Ezer network.

Eben-Ezer has structured a second training project in which Haïtian young people are organized in a nationwide effort to prevent the spread of STDs through education. Thirty youths attend a ten-day training seminar to become teachers. After a series of three seminars is completed, 90 young men and women will have been trained to be teachers of this program. Each of the 90 teaches 50 students per month in a series of nine monthly training sessions, for a total of 40,500 individuals educated on the prevention, early detection, and treatments of STDs.

Eben-Ezer Hospital is a member of the Association of Hospitals and Health Centers, formed through an initiative of the Gonaïves Regional Office of the Ministry of Public Health. Beginning in 20 communities in upper Artibonite and growing to serve up to 200,000 persons, this outreach program educates young people and adults on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of STDs. In all, this four-component network is able to educate and distribute medicine and medical supplies to more than 300,000 persons.

ESPWA Foundation

Where they Work in Haiti:  Pillette and Cap Haitien
Mission and Projects:
The ESPWA Foundation is committed to fighting poverty by supporting a network of medical clinics and orphanages in Haiti. We plan to focus on a medical clinic in Pillette, Haiti and St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic in Cap Haitien, Haiti. We have and plan to continue to direct mission teams of medical and non-medical personal to Haiti on Medical Mission trips to provide medical care to the children of Haiti and support the clinics involved.

Eternal Hope in Haiti

Where they Work in Haiti:  Support primary care in clinics around Cap Haitien
Mission and Projects:
Eternal Hope in Haiti (EHIH) is a non-profit Georgia-based corporation created in 1993. The purpose is to provide basic health care and nutritional services to members of the poverty and disease-ridden communities of northern Haiti. EHIH also founded Hope Haven which is an orphanage for medically fragile and/or critically ill children. In 1996, following another period of political unrest, EHIH opened Hope Haven Orphanage. Many healthcare facilities and orphanages were forced to close due to the deteriorating living conditions. During a time of immediate crisis, with sick children and nowhere to place them, God provided everything needed to start the orphanage.

In the area of healthcare, we continue to make solid progress. In addition to the orphanage, Eternal Hope in Haiti provides primary care in six community clinics around Cap Haitian on a quarterly basis. Over the course of the last year, 7000 people have received care in these clinics. Volunteers care for many conditions from parasitic diarrhea to diabetes. Educating patients about how to care for and even prevent disease in some cases is an integral part of the care provided.

Floating Doctors

Where they Work in Haiti:  Cap Haitien
Mission and Projects:  Operates medical clinics based from ships.  There is an effort to establish such a medical clinic in Cap Haitien

Floridal Hospital Flagler

Where they Work in Haiti:  Cap Haitien
Contacts: Robert Nickell, staff chaplain, 386-586-4208
Mission and Projects: 
Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.  We do our best to fulfill this mission by caring for others as best we can.  By being active, reaching out, and serving.  We are hoping to become a "big brother/sister" to a hospital in Cap Haitian.  Our first trip will be in late August of 2011...scouting trip for the most part with primary care.

Food for the Poor

Where they Work in Haiti:  Medical clinic in Limonade and St Anthony's clinic at Nativity Village; support infrastructure throughout country
Mission and Projects:
There are currently 121 projects underway in Haiti. These projects include aquaculture, animal husbandry, agricultural development, orphan-support projects, housing, sanitation, community development, water improvement, school construction and support, feeding program support, fishing villages, alternative energy introduction, and medical improvement.

Food For The Poor runs daily feeding programs, in which trailer-loads of food (such as rice, beans, flour, powdered milk and oil) are distributed to a variety of organizations throughout the country. Schools, orphanages and churches depend on these items to carry out feeding programs and for distribution to local families.

Water is also a critical need. Food For The Poor is currently in the process of installing 10 water filtration units in the Cap-Haiten region, located in Northern Haiti. Food For The Poor completed 110 water projects in 2010, and with the help of Water Missions International, has installed 30 water filtration units in the Artibonite region where the cholera outbreak started. Each unit can purify and chlorinate up to 10,000 gallons of water a day.

Additionally, since 1986, 14,812 homes have been built in Haiti; more than 2,000 two-room concrete-block homes since the 2010 earthquake to the end of 2010. These sturdy homes provide the poor with shelter, safety and brighter futures.

For Haiti With Love

Where they Work in Haiti: Cap Haitien area
Mission and Projects:
Runs a clinic and construction projects.  Medical teams are welcome to serve in the clinic's 24 hour emergency medical clinic, which includesa burn and injury unit. Construction volunteers are welcome to help building homes or village marketplaces. They are also involved in numerous self-help projects.

Friends of Fort Liberte

Where they Work in Haiti: Fort Liberte area, Nord-Est
Mission and Projects:
The organization supports the Ebenezer Baptist School, the Ebenzer Medical Clinic, the construction of a new Orphanage, and the Feed my Lambs lunch program.  At this time, nearly 500 children are sponsored by caring families across the United States and Canada.

Grassroots United

Where they Work in Haiti: Port-au-Prince area, and have supported Cap Health Network there
Mission and Projects:
Grassroots United works at the forefront of disaster relief in bringing communities, individuals and organizations together to ensure that the best approaches to sustainable living are achieved. We build critical relationships between local communities and relief organizations, creating strong foundations through which relief workers can pool specialized resources and deliver them to where they are most needed and therefore most effective.

Haiti Help Med Plus

Where they Work in Haiti: Miragoane, Nippes Department (collaborate with some Network members to share best practices)
Mission and Projects:
Our goals are to improve health care delivery, improve education and create a vocational school, improve housing, create jobs through microcredit allocations, improve agricultural production through cooperative farms and aquaculture, and help the government in its decentralization efforts.  Our achievements are: renovation of the hospital in Paillant, 2008; renovation of one of the medical staff residence (ongoing); addition of an OR suite and an outpatient clinic to the hospital (ongoing); start of a microcredit program for small business development (ongoing); improvement on local housing (ongoing); provision of supplies to the local hospitals (ongoing); medical mission trips to the area on a regular basis (ongoing)

Haiti Hospital Appeal

Where they Work in Haiti: Quartier Morin, Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
Since 2006, the Haiti Hospital Appeal has been working to establish a quality form of health care that is not restricted to the few but a right for all.  The current vision is to establish a hospital in Cap-Haitien in the north of Haiti. Beyond this we have a desire to deliver health care to remote parts of the country and inner city slums. We also work with children with disabilities, seeking to raise the level of support and care to children with various needs. We have a particularly strong physical rehabilitation unit.

The earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, changed Haiti irrevocably. We have been playing a key role in bringing rehabilitation to a nation. We have been caring for injured victims and bringing relief to affected families. The future for us is standing with the people of Haiti and lending a strong hand as they rebuild their country.

Haiti Marycare

Where they Work in Haiti: Jacquesyl, Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
Haiti Marycare’s efforts in the north are concentrated in the isolated fishing village of Jacquesyl, located on Haiti’s northeast coast between Cap Haitien and Fort Liberty. We have been active in Haiti since 1994, addressing three areas:
--Child and Family Health: Our health services focus on prenatal and childbirth care and on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria.
--Education: We support preschool and primary school education for all children, as well as educational and economic opportunities and gender equality for girls and women.
--Community development. We promote quality of life by providing clean drinking water, encouraging preservation of land and sea, supporting improvements to subsistence farming and fishing, and cultivating Haitian arts, music, and culture.

Haiti Village Health

Where they Work in Haiti: Bord de Mer Limbe, Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
A permanent Clinic named Sante Pou Yo or Health for All in local Creole, is now open and staffed 5 days a week by a Haitian trained nurse and 2 days a week with a Haitian trained Physician funded through Haiti Village Health. Teams travel to Bod Me Limbe 3-4 times per year to provide specialist services and conduct public health education, village outreach programs, family planning and childhood nutritional support. A series of composting toilets have been constructed improving sanitation, drainage has been improved and mosquito nets have been distributed reducing the incidence of malaria and we continue to work with other organizations to improve the village water supplies. In addition to our medical staff we have several local personnel who maintain the clinic and toilets as well as collect trash for burning and keep drainage channels open to keep mosquito breeding grounds in check. A locally constituted Sante Pou Yo committee comprised of men, women and youth keep us informed of how efforts are received and continue public health education. All of our in-country operations are under the management of our local Medical Program Coordinator in keeping with our philosophy of local personnel and management are the only key to sustainability.

Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti (HHFOH)

Where they Work in Haiti:  US-based organization that donated ambulance to Justinien Hospital
Mission and Projects:
The “Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH)” is a grassroots community based non-profit organization strongly committed to strengthening and improving the quality of life of the Haitian Community in the Charlotte Metropolitan area and beyond.  Their most recent achievement is the procurement and shipment of an ambulance to Justinien Hospital.

Haitian Ministries/Maine Haiti Connection

Where they Work in Haiti: Acul du Nord and Labruyere
Mission and Projects:
With our base in Cap, we have two rural medical clinics located in areas southwest of Cap Haitian. Our Haitian staff consisting of one physician, two nurses, a pharmacist, and assisting personnel operate each clinic twice a week. To meet the spiritual needs of the people, a pastor also attends the clinics, prays with patients as well as sharing the gospel message with those waiting.

We treat an average of 120-150 patients per week. The largest percentage of these, of course, are children. The most common diseases we treat are respiratory infections, intestinal worms, high blood pressure, ear infections,malaria, and typhoid. Malnutrition, often complicated by a secondary problem, is also a major health issue, especially among the children. We often see illnesses that are difficult to diagnose or treat. Therefore we desperately need doctors, nurses, and any other medical personnel to come and help us.

We stock our own pharmacy so that patients can buy medications at slightly above cost. It is not our desire to make a profit from the clinics.  Our clinics have recently attained authorization through the Department of Health in northern Haiti to get vaccines from them. So we have begun a vaccination program for children and expectant mothers. We also have a water project, led by Clark Moore, who has been active in water projects over the years and has seen people get fresh clean water and their appreciation is evident to him

Haitian Red Cross

Where they Work in Haiti:  Throughout the country
Mission and Projects:
The Disaster Preparedness/Disaster Risk Reduction programme has strengthened the capacity of all 13 Haitian Red Cross Branches to respond to disasters through trainings for staff and volunteers at the branch level and prepositioning of stocks. In April, 4 Tropical Mobile Storage Units (TMSUs) were pre-positioned in Port-de-Paix to expand the storage capacity of the regional branches in this area. These 4 TMSUs combined contain non-food relief items for 1,000 persons. In addition, pre-positioned stocks are now available in Haiti in order to serve 25,000 households in case of any emergency – 13,000 for Port-au-Prince, and the balance for the remainder of the country. Since the beginning of the operation, the beneficiary communication unit has delivered 39.5 million messages and reached 1.2 million Haitians through SMSs. 47 hours of radio shows have also been broadcast during the past year.

Hands Up for Haiti

Where they Work in Haiti:  Trips focus on areas throughout northern Haiti
Mission and Projects:
Hands Up for Haiti is a non-profit organization focused on the urgent need for quality medical care in Haiti. Hands Up for Haiti organizes medical trips to Haiti, bringing doctors, nurses, students and volunteers from across all industries to run clinics and facilitate the development of a sustainable, quality health care system in Haiti. All members and affiliates of Hands Up for Haiti have made a commitment to improve care and quality of life for the Haitian people. In addition to running medical trips to various sites around the area, Hands up for Haiti, along with Haiti Village Health, operates a clinic in the Shada slum of Cap Haitien.  For a powerpoint detailing Hands Up' projects, click here.

Healing Hands for Haiti

Where they Work in Haiti:  Trips to northern Haiti.
Mission and Projects:
Since this hospital's beginning in 1999, more than 150 subsidized orthopaedic and hydrocephalus surgeries have been performed. They provide integrated physical medicine and rehabilitation programs to address specific problems

Help Brings Hope to Haiti (St. Sizan Clinic)

Where they Work in Haiti:  St. Sizan, near Fort Liberte, Nord-Est
Mission and Projects:
Within Haiti, HBHH focuses its efforts in several main areas: school sponsorships, wells, new schools, agriculture programs, medical clinics and missions trips in the Ft. Liberte area (St. Suzanne & Cotelette).

Medical care, one of the top priorities of HBHH, cuts across many areas of HBHH activities because medical care encompasses both active treatment as well as preventative actions.  For example, well drilling and water purification projects have a direct link to the health conditions in the village, while providing emergency supplies of food to Fr. Mednell in St. Suzanne creates a nutritional safety need that also has health implications.

HBHH welcomes volunteers.  To date there have been three types of missions:  Medical Missions, Young Adult Missions and Teen Missions. The Medical Missions are organized to provide enough medical personnel to local clinics so that a large number of people can be quickly seen, enabling the doctors to make good use of there time and medical supplies. Young Adult Missions focus on special projects such as agriculture projects (building a shade nursery), repairing old wells and correcting some of the erosion problems in the village. Teen Missions focus on labor intensive activities such as school repair where the energy of these young volunteers can make an amazing difference.

HIP Haiti (Coco Beach)

Where they Work in Haiti: Coco Beach, Haiti (near Labadee)
Mission and Projects:
Knowing that education, nutrition and clean water are vital to the well being and dignity of all people, HIP founded a school in the remote area of Coco Beach, Haiti in 2001 that now serves over three hundred children. Working in an area that had no access to education, HIP, realized the cycle of poverty would repeat itself unless the children and familes of the village were able to have a good education. In 2007, the Coco Beach School became part of the World Food Program School Feeding Program helping to ensure that students receive nutritious meals everyday.

Hopital Alma Mater/Medicine for Peace

Where they Work in Haiti: Gros Morne, Artibonite
Mission and Projects:
Hôpital Alma Mater is a 50-bed hospital which was founded in Gros Morne, Haiti by the local community under the leadership of a German Montfortain Catholic priest in 1969. Alma Mater is the only 24-hour facility for a community of 135,000 residents.  After the recent earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and points south of it, about 23,000 people came to live with family in the Gros Morne area, with an estimated 10,000 still remaining in the area. In both 2004 and 2008, when hurricanes totally destroyed the state hospital in Gonaives that is meant to be the referral hospital for Alma Mater and all health facilities in the Artibonite region, our hospital received many patients who fled the waters of Gonaives and came to stay temporarily or permanently with family members in Gros Morne. We are also keenly aware of our responsibility for preparedness in the face of predictions that the fault that sits under the north of Haiti, if it displaces, could result in a stronger earthquake than that which recently struck Haiti. Should such a disaster occur, our hospital would be one of the relief centers for people from Port-de-Paix which is north of Gros Morne along the national highway. These various realities are making us work even harder to increase the services that we provide at Alma Mater.

Hopital Bon Samaritain

Where they Work in Haiti:  Limbe, Nord
Mission and Projects:
Since 1953, Hôpital Bon Samaritain provides health care services for the greater population of the Limbé Valley located in the Département du Nord.  Hôpital Bon Samaritain is a project of Fondation HBS, a Haitian non-profit organization and is sponsored in part by HBS Foundation, Inc, a non-profit, 501c3, Florida, USA registered organization.

Currently 6000 outpatients are being consulted and treated monthly in the outpatient clinic. Nurse practitioners help alongside doctors to screen, diagnose and treat patients. Emergency cases are admitted day or night with a doctor on call at all times. Normal routine cases include malaria, typhoid, intestinal parasites, kwashiorkor (protein malnutrition), avitaminosis, respiratory infection, thyroid, syphilis and other venereal diseases. Skin disorders and eye infections are common with occasional cases of filariasis. Most persons coming for medical help can be treated as outpatients with hospitalization only occurring for those requiring special attention.

Special separate clinics are held for diabetic, tuberculosis and chronic heart failure patients coming in for routine review. More than 1,200 TB cases are treated monthly with more than 150 diabetics coming daily for monitoring and insulin shots. Small surgery is performed in the clinic for minor fractures and cuts resulting from accidents and fights. A separate surgery unit with two operating rooms and 20 beds handles all the larger emergencies year round. Surgical teams come to Limbe on a timely rotation basis to accomplish elective surgery and any emergencies that arise while they are there. Some 500 babies are born per year in the Maternity. HBS has about 1000 yearly admissions to pediatrics with about half that number in the adult wards.

HBS has eight doctors working full time in Limbe. Specialists include OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Board Certified. While the majority of the staff is from the Limbé area and number some 150 Haitian employees, the administrative and professional medical personnel consist of persons of different areas and various nationalities including Haitian. Short and long term volunteers are absolutely essential to the daily operations of HBS and are utilized where they can be most effective. These persons work alongside regular staff and carry out necessary assignments as required by the institution.

HBS also provides water to the community with their own water purification system.

Hopital Sacre Coeur (CRUDEM)

Where they Work in Haiti: Milot, Acul-du-Nord, Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
Hopital Sacre Coeur (HSC) is the largest private hospital in the North of Haiti. Located in the town of Milot, the 73 bed hospital has provided uninterrupted service for 25 years.

Nine public health nurses and thirty three ‘health agents’ serve five ‘communes’ in the Milot region, each with dispensaries, and reach 150,000 people with vaccinations, pre-natal care, basic hygiene and nutrition training , and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and filariasis treatment. They also train the LPN’s (called ‘auxiliaries’) who staff the dispensaries. There are currently 17 auxiliaries. The department also distributes dry food provided by the World Food Program one time per month to malnourished children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and TB patients. Community Health also provides a full immunization and vaccination program (infant, early childhood, and adult) plus health education programs to outpatients with ongoing conditions (e.g., diabetes).

Because Hôpital Sacré Coeur is the only reliable medical provider in the Milot region, it is responsible for providing public health services to the entire region’s population of 225,000. To fulfill this charge, it also operates a Mobile Clinic which has approximately 100-200 patient visits per week. Started in October 2003, the Mobile Clinic serves a large number of the poor and confined in the area who have not been able to take advantage of on-site hospital services because of illness, age, pregnancy coupled with the rough terrain that must be traveled. There are two mobile clinic teams; one consists of a nurse mid-wife and public health nurse that provide pre-natal care and HIV testing and counseling. The other includes a nurse practitioner, family practice resident and health promoter that provide primary care services. The Mobile Clinic teams cover eight sites on a regular schedule for 5-6 hours per day. In 2009, it served 1,231 patients.

A program to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child, as well as provide voluntary counseling and testing programs, began in September 2005 in conjunction with the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB). In August 2005, Hôpital Sacre Coeur began participating in the anti-viral treatment program called the AIDS Relief Project to treat entire families affected by HIV/AIDS. Under this grant program (funded by Catholic Relief Services and the CMMB), Hôpital Sacré Coeur’s is serving thousands of individuals. In 2009, 5,735 people received HIV testing and counseling services for HIV/AIDS, 2,315 of those were pregnant mothers. There were 11,632 visits to the Antiretroviral Clinic in 2009.

If they show signs of malnourishment, children visiting the hospital as outpatients are referred to this program by a physician or nurse professional. Each child receives two balanced meals plus nutritional snacks and vitamin supplements. On Fridays, the children are sent home with a small provision for Saturday and Sunday. There are organized games, physical exercise, singing, dancing, and storytelling; children are also toilet trained and coached in proper hygiene. Progress is tracked closely and regularly to prevent any recidivism, and mothers or guardians take part in monthly health education programs. The program serves an average of 23 children per day in the center. Over the past four years more and more children referred are from outside the village of Milot. Approximately 52 children each month receive weekly dry rations of food as they are not able to travel to the nutrition center on a daily basis.

The hospital conducts an immunization and vaccination program (infant, early childhood, and adult) plus health education programs for outpatients suffering from specific medical conditions (e.g., diabetes).

Hopital St Francois de Sales

Where they Work in Haiti:  Vaudreuil, Nord Department; supplies to facilities throughout northern Haiti
Contact:  Fr. Geordani Jean Baptiste, 3748-8522; Sharon Barefoot, RN, BSN 3125-4875
Mission and Projects:
All Haitian staffed hospital and clinic in Vaudreuil. Distribution center for Food for the Poor and CMMB located adjacent to the hospital.

International Child Care (ICC)

Where they Work in Haiti:  Supports Multiple Clinics in Nord Department; leads a water purification program with Pure Water
Mission and Projects:
ICC supports several medical clinics in the Cap Haitian region. Our programs center around three goals:

--Prevent Illness among children and their families through immunization, oral rehydration, vitamin A distribution, prenatal care, clean water projects, training of Traditional Birth Attendants and village- and church-based health promoters

--Promote Health for children and their families through health education, pre- and postnatal care, reproductive health services, growth monitoring and community based rehabilitation for children with disabilities

--Restore Health for children and adults who have fallen ill through TB and HIV treatment.  We have outpatient medical clinics at Grace Children's Hospital and curative care services through our Integrated Community Health projects

In the Bas Limbe region, they support clinics Dispensaire Bas Limbe, CSL Port Margot, Dispensaire Petit Bouke de Port Margot, and Dispensaire de Latrou.  They provide funding for project periods for 2-3 years.  They provide salary, supplies (except vacinations from MSPP).  Medications donated to their clinics will be given for free.

International Organization of Migration

Where they Work in Haiti:  Throughout Haiti
Mission and Projects:
IOM will also continue its efforts and vigilance in supporting the fight against the cholera epidemic. As a provider of last resort in camp management, IOM is implementing anti-cholera actions in 250 high risk camps including installing water and sanitation, establishing facilities for oral rehydration posts, distributing soap and aquatabs. Training has also been given to those in the camps on awareness, prevention and treatment.

The Organization has also targeted rural areas where there have been no cholera activities such as in and around Gonaives and Anse Rouge and is supporting the Haitian government in strengthening its anti-cholera work at main border crossings. IOM has also distributed millions of aquatabs, soaps, hygiene items and oral rehydration salt sachets to partners for their anti-cholera work and is establishing five regional warehouses to facilitate a continuous supply of material to areas in need.

The IOM Non-Food Item (NFI) team helps these communities by distributing essential items such as tarps, blankets, hygiene, kitchen and medical kits. The NFI team is often the first to respond to the needs of the displaced and frequently serves as a triage unit which refers individuals and communities to other departments and agencies for further assistance.

Justinien Hospital

Where they Work in Haiti:  Cap Haitien
Mission and Projects:
Hospital Justinien is located in Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second largest city. This public regional health center has the huge responsibility of being the main health facility for Nord, Nord-Est and Plateau Central.

Hospital Justinien provides four basic services to the population: Maternity and child delivery, Intern medicine, pediatric care, and Urology. In addition, the hospital is responsible for infection control of the population as well as teaching the population about prevention.  It is a teaching hospital, so there are residents that assist in medical care.

Konbit Sante

Where they Work in Haiti: Cap Haitien (Justinien Hospital) and surrounding areas in Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
At Konbit Sante, we believe the key to improving health care in northern Haiti involves making sustainable improvements to strengthen the healthcare system. To that end, Konbit Sante staff and volunteers work in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Health and other partners to build local capacity in all aspects of the health system--from door-to-door community outreach programs, to strengthening community health centers, to improving care at the regional referral hospital.

We focus on areas where our Haitian partners are committed to improvement and where we believe we can bring sufficient financial and non-financial resources to help make a real difference. One of the most successful strategies we’ve employed to create change is hiring and supporting supplemental clinical and non-clinical workers to build human capacity at all levels. Konbit Sante currently sponsors 23 Haitian health workers (doctors, nurses, community outreach workers) and 4 non-clinical support staff, who are embedded in the Ministry of Health institutions with whom we partner, to help implement and manage initiatives (not including our Haiti leadership team). To further support these staff members, we utilize volunteers from the U.S. to assist with identifying needs, brainstorming feasible solutions, providing continued education, and supplying material resources that help our Haitian partners do their jobs effectively. Another key role volunteers play is being a source for advice, moral support and encouragement for their colleagues.

Building relationships, trust, and understanding over time is a key component of Konbit Sante’s approach. In accordance with our values, we recognize that we are guests in Haiti with a lot to learn. We aim to work together - as a konbit - to help our partners accomplish their goals of improving the quality and quantity of care that people in the community receive. Over the years as our understanding of the needs deepened and as new opportunities arose we have broadened our involvement to the present where Konbit Sante supports specialized clinical initiatives in child health, internal medicine, women’s health, community outreach/public health, nursing, emergency medicine, surgery, radiology, and mental health. In addition, we support infrastructure projects including improvement of water, electrical systems, and communications technology. We are also establishing a sustainable, well-managed supply-chain for medical equipment and supplies.

In addition to implementing and managing our own initiatives, Konbit Sante strives to collaborate and coordinate with other organizations whenever possible. There are many NGOs and charitable organizations working in Haiti in various capacities, and we believe in the importance of leveraging these resources and good will to accomplish shared goals. Increasingly, other groups that bring significant resources to the area rely on our capacity to assist them on the ground. Additionally, we help to facilitate and encourage coordination between NGO groups and the Ministry of Health. Konbit Sante is a non-sectarian, non-political not-for-profit organization. We are a 501(c)3 organization in the U.S. and are a legally recognized nonprofit organization in Haiti.

Life and Hope Haiti

Where they Work in Haiti: Acul-du-Nord (Milot area), Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
Life and Hope Haiti, a tax-exempt non profit organization, was formed by a Haitian American woman who wanted to give something back to her homeland. Since 2001, the organization has built a schoolhouse and educated children in Milot, a town in northern Haiti, the poorest country in the hemisphere. Most of these children would not have gone to school without the work of this organization.

In addition to giving children the education so necessary for any underdeveloped country to progress, Life and Hope provides meals and medical care. The organization is now working on building a link to high school for motivated children, as well as an orphanage for children left without parents.

Lutheran Mission Association (with North District of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti)

Where they Work in Haiti: Madeline, Nord-Est Department
Mission and Projects:
Lutheran Mission Association (LMA) has been working with Pastors and Congregations in the North District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Haiti since 2002. Since that time, LMA has completed ten construction, assistance, and assessment trips to Haiti and has sent three shipping containers filled with building materials, generators, food, clothing and supplies. LMA has funded and completed one-half of the structures at the Madeline congregation in Cap-Haitien, including a security wall which was completed in 2005.

They operate a clinic in the Madeline area.

Mama Baby Haiti

Where they Work in Haiti: Morne Rouge, Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
We staff and maintain a free standing birth center and health clinic in Northern Haiti near Cap Haitien. We serve as a safe and clean place for women and their families to come for free quality health care from midwives and naturopathic doctors. We provide prenatal, birth, postpartum, pediatric, and general health care, as well as education and other life saving services. We provide care 24/7. Women come to the clinic weekly for prenatal care and children and families show up for needed healthcare several times a week. We also go to surrounding villages weekly to provide prenatal care and village healthcare for families. We teach mothers and families about prenatal health and nutrition, hygiene, childbirth education, breastfeeding education with the goal of exclusive breastfeeding for a minimum of one year, contraception methods, and sustainable living (including herbal health remedies, gardening and raising chickens). We have started a garden at our birth center that will be used as an example for gardening fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs.

We collaborate with Haitian midwives and midwifery students to reduce the maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality rate in Haiti. We feel we will all benefit from learning from each other and serving the women together in safe and gentle birth. We have a Haitian midwife on staff and are working on collaboration with nearby nursing schools to teach midwifery to their students. Besides providing health care, we work on village projects to improve sustainability and health for Haitien families. These projects include building latrines, working on getting clean water to villages, and helping start village gardens and chicken coops.

Medical Ambassadors Haiti

Ambassadeurs Medicaux d'Haiti (AMDH) is a Haitian NGO that uses the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) tools to transform communities holistically:  physically, emotionally, vocationally, and spiritually.  We train volunteer trainers who encourage the community to form a committee.  The trainers then train that committee to do community projects and to choose Community Health Evangelists, or CHEs.  The trainers train the CHEs to go to their neighbors' houses and teach individuals and families how to live better -- micro-enterprise, emotional health, child-rearing, spiritual topics, as well as physical topics such as hygiene, potable drinking water, latrines, and home vegetable gardens.

As of the end of 2011, AMDH volunteers work with programs in 30 communities in three departments and AMDH accompanies other NGOs who have CHE programs in a total of five departments.

CHE is being used by hundreds of organizations worldwide.  The original organization to use these tools is Medical Ambassadors International.  A website that is a good reference for CHE work is www.chenetwork.org

Medical Missionaries, Thomassique clinic

Where they Work in Haiti: Cerca-la-Source, Centre Department (near Hinche)
Mission and Projects:
A key project for Medical Missionaries has been the building and support of a clinic (hospital) in Thomassique, Haiti. The clinic incorporates all the other functions of Medical Missionaries (medicine, medical equipment, medical supplies, education, and medical team visits) and serves as a model of what is possible in the most needy of areas, given continuity and sustained commitment. In January 2009, Medical Missionaries started a food program at a small school in Thomassique, Haiti. In April 2009, an experimental project was begun to assess the value of two home-based water purification systems. The study will compare the usability and effectiveness of a granular chlorine system (Klorfasil) and a solar disinfection system (SODIS). Based on the results of this study, and with funding from the Gerard Health Foundation, Medical Missionaries began distributing Klorfasil water systems throughout Thomassique.  Medical Missionaries also partnered with the University of Notre Dame to introduce fortified salt to the Thomassique region to combat lymphatic filariasis and delayed brain development in children.

Meds and Food for Kids (MFK)

Where they Work in Haiti: Borgne, Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
Malnutrition in Haiti is the result of a combination of factors, most of which are not addressed by rescue operations and handouts. While the needs are great, a permanent, sustainable solution for Haiti is within reach. MFK’s four-pronged plan not only saves lives, but puts Haiti on the path to a stronger future. Meds and Food for Kids’ approach is to use local labor and local resources to manufacture Medika Mamba, a treatment for malnutrition, which in turn develops the local economy.

We supply organizations and facilities with Medika Mamba (Peanut Butter Medicine in Haitian Creole), a proven Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic food product to treat severe acute malnutrition.

We create more jobs for Haitians so that they can lift themselves out of the poverty that leads to malnutrition. MFK’s employees stretch the money they earn at our factory to help cover basic needs for their extended families.

People are ready to work, but with few training programs and educational opportunities available, many are hindered by limited knowledge and outdated resources. When Meds & Food for Kids can share knowledge and train workers in specific areas, not only are we meeting our need for people who can help us effectively deliver our mission, but we are also building human capacity.

By purchasing raw materials in Haiti and sharing knowledge with farmers about how to improve their crops, we help develop markets and encourage production and growth. MFK agronomists work with farmers, helping to improve the quality of their peanuts and their yield. We bring information about modern methods of planting, cultivation and fertilizing, treating seeds to avoid fungus and toxins, and controlling weeds. Farmers are introduced to machinery and tools that make their work easier, and at the same time increase their yields.

New Testament Baptist Mission

Where the work in Haiti:  St. Raphael

Mission and Projects:

Our missiom consists of nineteen churches, one school, one Orphanage, a Hospital and one radio station, all for the purpose of glorify the Lord. 

Notre Dame Haiti Program

Where they Work in Haiti: Projects have been in different locations throughout Haiti
Mission and Projects:
The Notre Dame Haiti Program is a world leader in the fight against lymphatic filariasis. With a concentrated effort at eliminating the disease in Haiti, where more than 26% of the population is infected, Notre Dame and its partners are moving toward the creation of a model for worldwide elimination

Open Door Haiti

Where they Work in Haiti: Bois de Lance, Nord Department
Mission and Projects:
Open Door Church in Bois de Lance is ideally suited to handle the orphan need, with a primary school, feeding center and medical clinic already existing on their ministry compound.

The orphan crisis in Haiti is staggering. The need is now. Our time is now. We are seeking to raise $150,000 to begin Phase 1 of our Orphans & Widows Project. The construction of Open Door Children’s Home, will begin by June 24, 2010.

The Children’s Home will be built on the land that Open Door purchased in 2006. DDP Architects of Orlando are drawing up plans for the project, which initially will house 50 children, with the opportunity for future expansion of a second floor to double our orphan care capacity. The Children’s Home will have a kitchen, office, laundry, staff quarters and a large gathering room for meals, study and play.

Operation Starfish

Where they Work in Haiti: Multiple locations in Haiti
Mission and Projects:
The mission of Operation Starfish is: 
To encourage the growth of a network among people whose faces and hearts are turned toward the poor of Haiti and other third world countries
To provide an internet venue for exchanges of ideas and experiences about using the “Starfish Concept” in churches, schools and other organizations
To showcase best practices by people who are actively engaged in service to the poor
To highlight and report on the “Operation Starfish” program at Church of the Nativity and at other organizations
To encourage spiritual growth among all site visitors and increase awareness of the plight of the poor
Completed and ongoing projects include:
  • NATIVITY VILLAGE AT PROLONGE, near Cap-Haitien, with 400 houses, individual latrines, central water distribution system, primary school with scholarship program, community center, vocational training, and sewing co-op – dedicated 2006
  • NATIVITY FISHING VILLAGE AT PETIT-ANSE, near Cap-Haitien, was the first fishing village project in Haiti (there are now 17), with 12 families operating 4 deep-sea fishing boats, with housing, sanitation, water wells and solar street lighting. In addition, Nativity funded the “John B,” a larger boat used to map fishing grounds and train fishermen. – dedicated 2006
  • NATIVITY TILAPIA AND AGRICULTURE CENTER, near Cap-Haitien, with 5 tilapia ponds, wells and pumps, fruit tree nursery and chicken and duck production – dedicated 2006
  • ST. ANTHONY HEALTH CENTER, located within Nativity Village at Prolonge, this facility provides health education, first aid, immunizations and ongoing treatment of illness, including cholera, for a population of 10,000 – dedicated 2008
  • NATIVITY FISHING VILLAGE AT MADRAS, near Cap-Haitien, with 12 families operating another 4 deep-sea fishing boats, with housing, sanitation, water wells and solar street lighting – dedicated 2008
  • Each year, Church of the Nativity has taken on additional projects to ease the suffering in Haiti. By the end of 2010, that first project at Canapé-Vert, with 27 houses, had grown into 6 completed “Nativity Village” developments with over 800 houses. Each of these “Nativity Villages,” located in different geographic areas of Haiti, starts with basic needs like shelter, sanitation and clean drinking water. Then education and health care is addressed with schools, clinics, and vocational training programs. Ultimately, each village includes a self-sustaining component such as sewing co-op’s, fishing co-op’s, tilapia farming, agriculture or animal husbandry to generate a revenue stream. 
  • NATIVITY GREEN TREE PROJECT, funded by the Matthew 25 Foundation, planted 5,000 fruit trees and installed 2 water wells in Cap-Haitien in 2008
  • NATIVITY AGRICULTURAL FARM, a 100-acre, pump-irrigated vegetable farm that is producing commercially marketed crops and providing employment for the local population east of Cap-Haitien, near Caracol – completed 2010
  • NATIVITY VILLAGE AT CHASTENOYE, a major relocation effort to move hundreds of families out of the tidal canal area in downtown Cap-Haitien. The first 50 houses are complete. Nativity’s 2011 Operation Starfish campaign will fund a second phase of this development.
  • HAITI CHOLERA RELIEF, 1 sea container of medical supplies from Nativity has been shipped to Haiti; 1 container of oral rehydration salts has been sent from a manufacturer in Kansas City; a 2nd sea container from Nativity will ship in Spring 2011 and a 2nd container of OHS shipped from Kansas City in February.
  • Parish Twinning Program of the Americas: Partnership with the Cap Haitian Diocese

    Where they Work in Haiti: Multiple locations in northern Haiti
    Mission and Projects:
    We are a non-profit organization focused on creating lasting sister parish relationships between parishes in the U.S. or Canada and parishes in the country of Haiti and elsewhere. We have over 340 such linkages. The parishes develop a mutual and enriching relationship of sharing, solidarity and understanding. Parishes in the U.S. often raise funds and send resources to their twin parish and help with various special projects. Since 1978, our parishes have sent over $22 million in aid. There are several parish partnerships established in Haiti through the program.

    Peacework Medical Projects

    Where they working Haiti: Ranquitte

    MIssion and Projects: Volunteer teams of 12-15 medical staff provide basic primary care and health education over a two week period in a centralized location. Once welcomed, we establish ourselves in a community and tend to stay for years, making change with health education and building self esteem among those who help us make our clinic a success. Our services are free to all, and we have no religious or political agenda. Peacework Medical has been in existence since 2000, but in Haiti only since the earthquake. We run temporary clinics in Ranquitte - one or two per year. Lately we have also been building water purification tanks (two so far with three more planned.) We health educate everyone who is seen as a patient, and have a teaching component embedded for our Haitian staff who wish to learn more about medicine as they help us manage the clinic.

    Planting Peace

    Where they Work in Haiti: Throughout the country
    Mission and Projects:
    From Sudan to the Dominican Republic, Planting Peace is working hard to rid millions of children from parasitic worms. Our largest project in Haiti has already reached 7.9 million children and we continue our efforts to reach many more children. We also are educating people on how to prevent being infected with these parasites and also how to prevent being re-infected once treated. This is an overwhelming task considering the current, substandard living conditions in Haiti and other underdeveloped countries due to poor sanitation, raw sewage, lack of potable drinking water, minimal health care facilities and extreme poverty. However, we believe through treatment and education we can make a huge difference in all impoverished countries.

    Project CURE

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Throughout the country
    Mission and Projects:
    Each week, PROJECT C.U.R.E. receives hundreds of thousands of dollars of donated medical supplies and equipment through our PROCURE program. PROJECT C.U.R.E. requests medical supply and equipment items from medical manufacturers, wholesale distributors, hospitals and clinics. We maintain large distribution centers in four cities and collection centers in additional cities across the United States. Find a PROJECT C.U.R.E. location near you.

    Using the information from its own needs assessment, PROJECT C.U.R.E.'s CARGO donations are customized according to the specific needs of each country. The items are hand-loaded in order to maximize the amount of material in the CARGO load, and to avoid damage in transit. Most of PROJECT C.U.R.E.'s donations are delivered by cargo ship; some are delivered by aircraft. The typical size of an ocean-going cargo container is 40 feet long, which is approximately the size of a semi-truck trailer.  

    In addition, PROJECT C.U.R.E. provides C.U.R.E. KITS of medical supplies that are designed for travelers to carry as luggage to hospitals and clinics. PROJECT C.U.R.E. sponsors C.U.R.E. CLINICS through which medical personnel  travel to our partner hospitals and assist doctors and nurses in the field. Finally, PROJECT C.U.R.E. works with individuals and groups to fill C.U.R.E. Kits for Kids, which are shoebox-sized containers of home healthcare supplies that are distributed through PROJECT C.U.R.E. recipient sites to parents of children ages zero to 15.

    Project H.O.P.E. (supports Borgne Health Clinic)

    Where they Work in Haiti: Borgne, Nord Department
    Mission and Projects:
    H.O.P.E. supports community development in Borgne by cooperating with local grassroots community organizations on a variety of projects. These projects seek to promote empowerment and ensure sustainability through education, training, and economic development.

    In health, HOPE funds a primary care facility, staffed by Haitian professionals, supports health care services for 700 people per month, provides health education programs, provides health outreach to outlying villages, and addresses infant and maternal health through a perinatal project.  In education, HOPE coordinates training seminars in modem pedagogy for local teachers, coordinates a scholarship fund administered by local community leaders, supports local schools, and is developing a library/ resource center to be located in the town of Borgne.  In economic development, HOPE funds a rice and corn mill, cooperates with women's groups, helps develop a popular bank to support small business development, and is working with a cooperative of fisherman to develop a fishing project.

    Randolph World Ministries

    Where they Work in Haiti:
    Mission and Projects:
    In 2000, Randolph World Ministries, Inc. began operations through a partnership with one Haitian clinic laboratory by providing training and materials to improve their laboratory services. Today, Randolph World Ministries, Inc. serves the people of Haiti in several primary areas, which include:

    --Provide a full range of medical services to over 20 Haitian clinics through training, materials, consultation, and personal visits to each facility

    --Conduct mobile clinics in remote areas of Haiti where healthcare is unavailable

    --Conduct mass screening efforts to provide free laboratory testing to patients during medical mission trips

    --Conduct eye clinics to fit glasses for vision correction and train local medical personnel in eye examinations

    Randolph World Ministries, Inc. accepts Haitian clinics as clients on an ongoing basis. Clinics must demonstrate the following four characteristics to qualify:

    An association with a Christian organization; an English speaking representative with regular email access; ability to transport medical mission team from one area of Haiti to their location; the ability to provide room and board for a team of 10-20 people.

    Once accepted, the clinics become a permanent partner of Randolph World Ministries, Inc. from whom they will receive regular visits, medical materials as they become available, and ongoing online consultation. All Haitian clinic partners are categorized into two groups:

    Primary clinics with the financial stability and infrastructure to grow rapidly requiring regular support. In the north, these include: Bethesda Medical Center (Vaudreuil), Eben-Ezer Dispensaire (Haut-Limbe), Baptist Clinic (Danda), Methodist Clinic (Tovar),
    Eben-Ezer Hospital and Lab School (Gonaives), Gospel Baptist Clinic and Open Door Baptist Clinic (St. Raphael).

    Secondary clinics with more fragile infrastructures who will receive support on a less frequent basis. In the north, these include: Centre Communautaire de Limonade (Limonade), Bayeux Community Clinic (Bayeux), Methodist Clinic (Latenerie), Hopital St. Francois de Sales (Vaudreuil), Hopital Sacre Coeur (Milot), and three clinics in Cap Haitien.

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

    Where they Work in Haiti: Labadee, Nord Department; support other facilities in north with supplies
    Mission and Projects:
    We supported relief efforts both in the area around our port and in the larger cities of the region, Cap Haïtien and Milot. In Cap Haïtien, which is approximately six miles from Labadee (but 45 minutes away due to road conditions), we established a partnership with the Hôpital Universitaire Justinien, the only major hospital in the city, which is also supported by Konbit Sante, a Maine-based volunteer partnership. We also established a partnership with the CRUDEM Foundation, which runs the Hôpital Sacre Coeur, the largest private hospital in the north. The hospital is located in the town of Milot, a region about 10 miles southwest of Cap Haïtien, which is about an hour and a half away by road. Sacre Coeur, normally a 72-bed hospital, received hundreds of patients within days of the earthquake, and over the ten months following the earthquake treated more than 1,000 victims and performed over 800 surgeries. We delivered much needed medical equipment and supplies to both of these hospitals, including a mini-ambulance donated by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Royal Cairbbean opened L’Ecole Nouvelle Royal Caribbean — one of the first schools to be built in Haiti after the earthquake. The strategically located 6,500-square-foot school complex is in northern Haiti near nine towns and villages: Labadee, Cormier, Ducroix, Fort Bourgeois, Marchegalles, Cimetiere-Juif, Champ de Mars, Port Francais and Cap Haïtien. The campus consists of six buildings, with 12 classrooms, administrative offices, a computer lab and bathrooms. The school will provide an education to children from the area, including classes in English and environmental stewardship. In the evenings adults will attend vocational training.

    SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Multiple locations throughout country
    Mission and Projects:  Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting soil resources, empowering communities and transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. We believe that the path to sustainability is through transformation, of both disempowered people and discarded materials, turning apathy and pollution into valuable resources. SOIL promotes integrated approaches to the problems of poverty, poor public health, agricultural productivity, and environmental destruction. We attempt to nurture collective creativity through developing collaborative relationships between community organizations in Haiti and academics and activists internationally.

    Ecological sanitation is a low-cost approach to sanitation where human wastes are collected, composted and recycled for use in agriculture and reforestation. It simultaneously addresses many of Haiti’s most pressing issues: improving public health, increasing household income and agricultural productivity, mitigating environmental degradation, and providing low-cost sanitation for rural communities.  In response to the global food crisis, ecological sanitation is a resource for reestablishing the local food production economy that has been decimated by years of subsidized imports. Given its level of importance as a community priority, ecological sanitation has become a key focus for SOIL/SOL. SOIL and SOL have already installed more than 50 public ecological toilets for schools and community groups in 5 of Haiti’s 10 departments. In the coming year SOIL will focus on three ecological sanitation programs:

    Public Dry Toilet Program: The demonstrated success of the ecological sanitation concept in Haiti has created a demand for toilets that we are unable to meet with our current budget. Each week we receive letters of request from local organizations asking us to come and construct a toilet in their community. Although our ultimate goal is to provide families with inexpensive household toilets we would like to continue to build public Ecosan toilets in communities that do not currently have access to sanitation. The public toilets not only provide safe sanitation access they also serve as examples of the Ecosan technology, allowing the community to better understand the technology before it is used at the household level

    Urban Household Sanitation In 2009 SOIL started a pilot project for our long term dream of developing an inexpensive household composting toilet system that can be used in urban areas. SOIL has been working in collaboration with engineers from several US universities to design an indoor dry toilet system. The solid wastes which collect in a bucket will be covered after each use with drying material (ie. sawdust), collected weekly for a small fee, and processed with other organic wastes at a central composting site.

    Rural Household Sanitation: In the rural communities of Milot and Borgne SOIL will facilitate the construction of hurricane-resistant arborloos (called TwaletSOL in Kreyol)—shallow pit composting toilets with a moveable superstructure. Our new design, a PVC frame embedded in concrete and covered with roofing sheets, makes these simple toilets more durable and aesthetically pleasing to Haitians while remaining affordable (<$100US). Each time the pit is filled with human wastes, soil, and kitchen scraps, the light-weight superstructure is moved to a new pit. A fruit tree that will provide food and income is planted in the old pit.

    Sonje Ayiti

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Supports two clinics in Limondade area, Medico Social de Limonade and Vrancia Clinic. Planning 5 mobile clinic days in 2011 and will serve as distribution point.
    Mission and Projects:
    Sonje Ayiti is a group of Haitian and international humanitarians who are collaborating to uplift the Haitian community through education, economic development, and health promotion.  Sonje Ayiti programs are inherently designed by community constituents through a concerted effort “to listen, assess, educate, re-education, create, and implement.” By embracing a community participatory approach we are striving to foster a self-sufficient community. Although, we are aware that the needs are vast and immeasurable, we have prioritized our activities into three focus areas: education, economic development, and health promotion.

    Our objectives:
    --Transferring knowledge and new information to positional and informal leaders in the community
    --Developing a community psychology and competent community
    --Providing essential leadership skills to collaborators prior to engaging with the community
    --Providing proper tools and training to residents in order for them to sustain community growth and continuing development
    --Reducing illiteracy by implementing long and short-term education programs for both children and adults in rural communities.

    The Haiti Mission

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Grison Garde and surrounding communities, Nord Department
    Mission and Projects:
    Our mission is to provide for the general welfare of Haitians in the Grison-Garde, Tovar and Latannerie Haitian Communities in northern Haiti.  In the past this included construction of churches, schools, and medical clinics. More recently, THM has focused on the physical, and indirectly the emotional, well-being of these communities by providing medical care, medicines, nutritional supplements, food, and potable water. Accomplishments include:

    --Building two staffed medical clinics--one at Tovar and one at Latannerie
    --Assembling all volunteer medical teams to visit these communities 4-5 times per year
    --Funding continued medical care between medical team visits--using professional Haitian staff (physicians and nurses)
    --Providing critical nutritional needs especially for those diagnosed with malnutrition and starvation; drilling wells to provide potable water.

    ULS Sante

    Where they work in Haiti: Fort Bourgeois northeast of Cap Haitien

    Mission and Projects:

    UNITE DE LUTTE POUR LA SANTE (ULS) or Fighting Unit for Health. ULS is a medical humanitarian organization, NGO, care of people of all faiths (Baptist, Catholic, voodoos …) and non-profit organization founded in May 2010, by a group of citizens, doctors, nurses. Our Main objective is: work to promote and improve the socio-sanitary conditions of the Haitian community.

    UN Health Cluster

    Where they Work in Haiti: Throughout the country
    Mission and Projects:
    Coordinates and assists in governance of health activities, including emergency response, supply chain management, and international aid.

    Vassar Haiti Project (L'Acul Clinic)

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Gros Morne, Artibonite Department
    Contact: Jean lenord Quatorze qjeanlenord@yahoo.com
    Mission and Projects:
    Chermaitre is among six outlying villages which, along with the larger town of Gros Morne, fall under the auspices of the Partnership Program. Under the Partnership's supervision, a local Episcopalian priest oversees work aimed at improving education and exploring ways to make the villages more sustainable. We now work with Pere Lenord Quatorze.  The Partnership Program's initial goals in Chermaitre were to provide a school lunch program and to pay teacher salaries. VHP has supported both of these initiative since inception. Our funds help ensure that the many children whose families can't afford to pay for lunch are able to eat at school, and that teachers, who might otherwise go for months without any income, are paid their salaries.

    VOSH (eye clinics)

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Eye care trips to various areas
    Mission and Projects:  The primary mission of VOSH/International is to facilitate the provision and the sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.

    Vwa Ayiti International

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Labadee, Nord Department; support organizations throughout the region
    Mission and Projects:
    Vwa Ayiti funds and promotes environmentally friendly, self-sustaining community development projects in Haiti. We are also a conduit for other organizations, individuals, experts and resources that help meet the needs of community initiatives.  Vwa Ayiti’s sanitation and water purification initiatives were just the first steps in our plan for ridding Labadi and Bod Mer Limbè of disease and parasites.

    World Food Programme

    Where they Work in Haiti:  Throughout the country
    Mission and Projects: 
    WFP and its partners are assisting victims of the earthquake and vulnerable Haitians with a variety of programmes in line with the Government’s National Plan for Recovery and Development.

    Nutrition: After the earthquake, WFP and its partners started an innovative programme to prevent malnutrition from affecting an especially vulnerable part of the population: children under 5 years old and pregnant and lactating women living in Port au Prince and in other quake-affected areas or those with a large influx of IDPs. WFP provides the women and children with special food supplements, such as fortified peanut paste and corn soya blend, along with oil and sugar.  Since the beginning of these preventive distributions, 543 000 children under 5 years old and pregnant and lactating women have received fortified foods. 650 000 people in this vulnerable group will be reached with this programme before the end of the year.

    HIV/ Tuberculosis:  WFP has been providing food assistance to a total of 116 000 family members of Haitians affected with HIV/TB.

    Emergency Preparedness:  Because of Haiti’s vulnerability to environmental shocks – hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes - WFP is working closely with the Haitian Directorate of Civil Protection to ensure preparedness measures are in place to respond to disasters. Food and non-food items have been pre-positioned in the most vulnerable areas across the country. Pre-positioned food supplies are sufficient to feed 1,1 million Haitians for 6 weeks. Prepositioning is important because the key problem when Haiti is hit by torrential rains is that many key roads can become impassable because of flooding or landslides. WFP’s logistics staff has also set up alternative transport systems for the hurricane season that can be used by the wider humanitarian community.

    School Meals Programme:  As schools reopened after the earthquake, WFP restarted its existing School Meals programme and expanded coverage to make-shift schools. Having the assurance that their children would get a full meal helped motivate parents to send them back to school after the earthquake. WFP provided a daily hot meal to 785,000 school age children in more than 2,000 schools and plans to feed 1.1 million children daily in 2010-11.  Another WFP priority is to increase the quantity of food purchased locally.  Finally, another pilot project is providing schools with fuel-efficient stoves, thus reducing the charcoal consumption in the country.

    Cash and Food for Work:  To help increase food security and stimulate the local economy, WFP has started temporary job schemes. To date, more than 100 Cash and Food for Work projects have been undertaken, employing over 57,000 Haitians. In most cases, salaries for Cash and Food for Work include food rations for a family of 5, which means that the total number of beneficiaries exceeds 285,000. The objective of the programme is to employ 140 000 people, thus improving food security for 700 000 Haitians. Debris clearing, rubble removal and canal clearing were the early focus of the Cash and Food for Work activities. As the programme evolves, projects are shifting towards longer-term activities designed to increase the sustainability of agricultural production and reduce the vulnerability to natural disasters. Watershed management and erosion control projects now account for over half of the activities.