Haiti Health Initiative Volunteer Blood Pressure - Narratives

Why Haiti? / Narratives

James Barnhill, MS

“The villagers in the area that we worked with were very friendly and kind. I was impressed with their desire to help and their willingness to serve each other. It is easy to develop a fondness for the people. . . . They are eager to learn and listen closely to the instructions that you provide.”

Matthew Cheney, DMD, MAGD

“It was wonderful to be able to rub shoulders with other health care professionals who care so much about helping others, and who give so freely of their talents and abilities. HHI is a great program with a vision that doesn’t merely give out dental and medical care to the people of Haiti, but helps to educate and train them so they can one day be self-reliant.”

Scott Larsen, Landscaping & Excavation

“For me, the most inspiring part of this project was to see members of the community sacrifice some of their personal needs for the needs of the entire community. I watched leaders take responsibility for a community project. There is a desire that is growing among the people to work together to improve the community as well as gain confidence in their own abilities. This confidence and initiative will, I think, be the greatest result of our efforts in Haiti.”

Jeri Cheney, BS in dietetics

“It was fun for me to witness the excitement of the women when the spring water was piped to their area and they were able to turn on the faucet. Improvements such as these bring hope to the people of Timo and will hopefully encourage them to continue to improve their own conditions.”

Bradley W. Richards

“Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this trip for me was the excellent foundation HHI has made in involving the local community members with decision making and support for the medical teams. . . . When a local community is empowered and educated, they can make tremendous progress in resolving the underlying causes of local health problems, far exceeding the limited impact we can make in a single week of medical treatment.”

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RECENT BLOG & UPDATES

The following selection of articles provides an inside look at HHI’s updates on recent projects and history of accomplishments.

AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Evens Robert, one of the founding members of AgwoAyiti, observed the precarious economic and environmental conditions in his home community of Fond d’OiesFrom his observations in Fond d’Oies, he realized that there was untapped potential in...

Latrine Design Report of the School in Timo

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. To Recap, HHI contacted the company ARUP to develop the design of the IMPV school in Timo, Haiti.This project aims to bring a much-needed new school facility in the remote, mountainous community of Timo. The school will be attended by around 225...

School Progress in Timo

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. The earthworks for the new Timo school are completed.This includes retaining walls, perimeter walls and fencing. We resumed talks with our engineer and architect partners at Arup (designer of Sydney Opera House) who are reviewing the...

School Site Visit Successful

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Arup partners Alex, Aidan, and Rossini and HHI representatives Matt and Doug returned 2/3/2017 from their week-long trip to Haiti. The goals of their trip included a visit to the site where the Timo school will be built later this year. They...

The Story of the New School

Background The new school project is one of Haiti Health Initiative’s many humanitarian efforts. In progress since 2015, the project aims to bring a much-needed new facility to the Girls and Boys School of Perfection of Viciere [translated] in the remote, mountainous...

Provide the Tool that Gives Hope to Timo

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. “Education is the most powerful tool that can be used to change the world” (adapted from Nelson Mandela). In 2015, Haiti Health Initiative launched a project to build a safe, world-class school building for the children of Timo. The school would...

A Successful Dental Trip (August 2018)

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. On August 16–19, Dr. Robert Lerohl and Dr. Scott Ferguson and his son Parker, made a brief visit to Timo.During their short stay, they provided additional training to the Haitian dental lab team and organized the dental materials and...
AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

AgwoAyiti Hog Farming Project

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Evens Robert, one of the founding members of AgwoAyiti, observed the precarious economic and environmental conditions in his home community of Fond d’OiesFrom his observations in Fond d’Oies, he realized that there was untapped potential in...

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HAITI HEALTH INITIATIVE PARTNERS

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Haiti Health Initiative aims to improve the overall health and well being of rural Haitians, one community at a time. We seek to accomplish this through providing education and services in primary health care, dental care, public health, and nutrition within each community at risk.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about Haiti Health Initiative, contact Marc-Aurel Martial at [email protected] or at 801-830-3043.

If you are interested to join us in Haiti, click here for more information.

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