Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and is among the top five poorest countries in the world. For over 15 years, Consider Haiti has worked to develop interconnected, self-sustaining programs within the Haitian infrastructure. We actively support local Haitian teams for implementation of each step.
Our four core programs that provide sustainable health and medical care to Haitian children are:
-Community Health: Via local health agents in Haiti, we enroll malnourished children in a six month program to rehabilitate their bodies. We provide food, nutritional supplements, deworming medicine, and vitamins. We also offer guidance on improving health and wellness for their families,
-Sustainable Nutrition: This program involves the distribution of goats, and other agricultural products to impoverished families along with instructions on how to use these resources to build sustainable sources of food and income.
-Clean Water: Most Haitians lack access to clean water, and as a result they are forced to drink or use contaminated water for food preparation. To combat this problem, we provide water filters effective in removing suspended solids and most pathogens to each family with a child enrolled in the Community Health Program.
-Medical Care: We routinely organize and send teams of medical volunteers to Haiti to provide medical care. These teams provide week‐long clinics for Haitian children. In the mountain villages where we hold pediatric clinics, we are typically the only healthcare these children receive each year.