What You Need to Know
In Haiti, 90% of the population live under the threat of at least two natural disasters. Poor socioeconomic conditions coupled with a lack of adequate infrastructures and the risk of natural disasters, including droughts, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and landslides make Haiti particularly vulnerable to humanitarian crises.Donate Next
More than a year and a half since hurricane Matthew, 1 million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian assistance. The North East and South West of the country continue to face high levels of food insecurity. In addition, almost 70% of the Haitians have no access to healthcare, and the weak and overburdened water, sanitation and health system leave the population particularly exposed to disease outbreaks.Donate Next
Haiti is the first Caribbean and Latin American nation to have gained independence from colonial rule, in 1804. Located on the Caribbean Sea, Haiti makes up about a third of the island of Hispaniola, sharing the remaining part with the Dominican Republic. It is also a melting-pot of art, music, and culture.Donate
Partners In Health have an excellent reputation in Haiti. Our expert network revealed again and again the positive impact PIH are making on the lives of the Haitian people.
Started as a small, rural clinic in central Haiti in 1987, Partners In Health, locally known as Zanmi Lasante, has grown and now serves an area of 4.5 million people in two of the poorest regions of the country, in Artibonite and Plateau Central. In 2013, PIH built the largest university teaching hospital in Haiti, forming the new generation of doctors and nurses, while strengthening the country’s healthcare system.
PIH is the largest non-government health provider in Haiti and has been present there for over 30 years. PIH employs over 5,700 staff and supports 12 health facilities across the country.
PIH contributed to roll-out the world's largest emergency cholera vaccination campaign reaching almost 800,000 people in partnership with the Ministry of Health, and other medical NGOs.
PIH run the University Teaching Hospital of Mirebalais in central Haiti. Clinicians provide high-quality healthcare to an average of 700 Haitians each day who previously had little or no access to health care.
In 2017, PIH's Nourimanba Production Facility in rural Haiti produced more than 72,000kg Nourimanba, a nutrient-rich peanut paste used to treat malnourished children at 12 of PIH's clinics.
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Last year, PIH visited more than 1.2 million patients, delivered prenatal care to thousands of pregnant women at PIH’s facilities, and treated 3,200 Haitians for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, cancer and diabetes.
PIH responded to hurricane Matthew by supporting the Immaculate Conception Hospital in the city of Les Cayes, a referral hospital for 1.5 million people in one of the worst affected regions.
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Haiti In Depth
In 1492, Christopher Columbus made the island of Hispaniola the first Spanish settlement in the Western Hemisphere. Its original population, the Tainos, were wiped out in a matter of decades due to enslavement and susceptibility to European diseases.The Western part of the island, now Haiti, was passed from Spain to France as a result of the treaty of Ryswick in 1697, while the Eastern part that is now the Dominican Republic, remained under Spanish rule.
Haiti is the first Caribbean and Latin American nation to have gained independence from colonial rule, in 1804. It is also a melting pot of art, dance, music and literature, rooted in West African, European and native Taino influences.
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