There are many nutritional challenges in rural Haiti
Children being educated on basic food groups and nutritionThe Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations reports that Haiti has the highest percentage of individuals who suffer from undernourishment (57%), compared to other countries in the western hemisphere. Anemia is highly prevalent, and there is little variety in the daily diet. The main focus of our nutrition experts is to educate the Haitian population concerning basic nutrition principles and how to improve their diet for better health and well-being. In order to educate the people of Timo, the nutrition team works closely with local Haitians to overcome the challenges of obtaining food that is nutritious, affordable, and safe to eat. The team also trains community health workers to assist in developing plans that will ensure continued health and nutrition education in our absence. They teach these community health workers how to promote general nutrition, food preparation, hygiene, and breastfeeding. These workers also assist in establishing community gardens and encouraging greater variety in the local diet. Make a major difference in the lives of others and donate to our nutrition projects 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
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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.
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.