Haiti Health Initiative focuses on improving the overall quality of life for rural Haitians in more than just primary healthcare. Medical care alone is perhaps one of the least important elements in a plan to improve community health and status. Thus, in addition to providing medical, dental, and ophthalmological services and training, HHI also works with the local populous to improve agriculture, education levels, basic nutrition, and access to potable water. Together, these different projects create an overall sense of wellness in the community.
HHI’s overall objective is to teach self-reliance, not hand out free care and cause the Haitian people to develop dependence on Haiti Health Initiative. Professionals from each area of specialty design projects to both improve initial conditions and also educate the community on how to maintain the work and continue the improvement process.
To learn more about a specific HHI project, visit its project description page:
If you are interested in reading the technical reports written by our specialists which detail our most recent trip’s efforts and plans for future trips, you can view those files by going to their respective reports pages: Agriculture Reports, Dental Reports, Education Reports, Medical Reports, Nutrition Reports, Ophthalmology Reports, or Water Reports.