The need for quality dental care in rural Haiti is great
Volunteers operate on a patient at the community Health Center in Timo.
Infection, lack of dental education, and poor overall preventative care are prevalent among the people of Timo because they do not have regular access to dental treatment and preventative dental services.
The goals of the HHI dental team are to eliminate dental pain and infection in patients through extractions or fillings, to educate locals in proper oral hygiene, and to provide preventative treatments for as many people as time and resources allow. Most especially, HHI is committed to improving and expanding its preventative care program, which currently provides sealants, dental cleaning, fluoride varnish, oral hygiene education, and providing hygiene supplies (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss).
We continually work toward our goal that one day we may be mainly providing maintenance and teaching prevention rather than performing extractions and treating infections. To accomplish this, we are addressing the lack of local dental care by providing scholarships for promising Haitians interested in dentistry and supporting positions. It is only through this endeavor that the dental landscape in Haiti can change sustainably from within.
Make a major difference in the lives of others and donate to our dental projects and scholarships now.
RECENT BLOG & UPDATES
The following selection of articles provides an inside look at HHI’s updates on recent projects and history of accomplishments.
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...
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...
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...
HAITI HEALTH INITIATIVE PARTNERS
For general questions, concerns, or comments, use the form below to contact a member of HHI, who will assist you.
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.
If you would like to know more about Haiti Health Initiative as a Non-Profit Organization and registered Non-Governmental Organization, you can review the organizing documents by clicking here.