Basic eyesight plays an essential role in enhancing independence and quality of life
A health volunteer assists with initial eye screenings at the Timo clinic.
The goal of our eye care projects at Haiti Health Initiative is to work toward long-term, sustainable solutions to improve the limited eye care resources in rural Haiti by supporting and enhancing existing medical and surgical eye care programs. HHI firmly believes that local Haitian ophthalmologists should provide ocular surgery for Haitians. As a result, support from HHI is meant to enhance the roles of Haitian ophthalmologists. Therefore, the main objective of our eye care projects is to increase access to Haitian eye care systems and professionals. We do this by educating the locals, performing screening ocular evaluations, providing simple eye care needs (such as glasses and medical eye treatments), and partnering with local eye care systems.
By performing baseline assessments and evaluating the effectiveness of our interventions, our eye care professionals are able to pinpoint problem areas in ocular health and focus on providing the most effective treatment. In conjunction with our local partners, our team is then able to create a sustainable plan for continued eye care and education within Haiti. In the meantime, our professionals are in the process of training community health professionals who can continue to help patients choose appropriate reading glasses and keep a list of patients who may need to see the ophthalmologist at the next scheduled clinic.
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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.
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.