We appreciate your generosity!
We understand that it has been a difficult year and a half for everyone. For us, all of our usual fundraising activities had to be discontinued. For our partners working with us in Haiti it has been even more distressing. Jobs are few and living conditions are deteriorating in many areas of the country.
Even with all this chaos, Promoting Health in Haiti has been able to continue our program of educating qualified nurse practitioners. So far, we graduated two cohorts, a total of thirty-four highly skilled Nurse Practitioners. We will soon be graduating our third cohort of nurse practitioners. This cohort includes twenty-seven (27) family nurse practitioners and seven (7) psychiatric nurse practitioners. This will make a total of 68 highly qualified primary care providers for Haiti. They are the first nurse practitioners that have been educated in all of the Caribbean and South America. We are very proud of their achievement and their ability to provide care to the Haitian population.
Being a nurse practitioner gives them a position of respect and a sense of pride. We are given them a profession, a career, and an opportunity to build their community.
We believe we are building a faculty at the university of Haiti, thereby reducing the risk of individual leaving Haiti, the brain drains.
In that regard this is a sustainable project because the nurse practitioner program will remain and will continue to train more nurse practitioners thereby increasing the capacity in the health sector
Unfortunately, we have yet to pay many of our Haitian teachers for their time and investment in our program. While most of our American teachers taught on zoom this past year, we still have to maintain the school and meet our obligations in Haiti.
A fourth cohort is waiting to begin the program, but we need to put all our plans on hold because of our lack of funds. We need your support to continue our work in Haiti. Would you consider donating to us at this time?
If you have any questions, please call 718-247-9393 and we will be happy to answer them for you.
Your donation will enable us to continue the program and meet our goals including starting a fourth class of nurse practitioner students to provide quality primary care to the people of Haiti.
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Promoting Health in Haiti Inc.
P.O. Box 701040
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
The officers and the board of directors of Promoting Health in Haiti (PHH) thank you for your past contributions to our organization. We have been an active 501c(3) in Haiti educating nurse practitioners for over 10 years. Our fundraising activities have been limited this past year, but our expenses have increased. We are asking for a donation at this time.
We understand that this past year has been a challenge for all of us, but we have continued to educate Family Nurse Practitioners in Haiti. In fact, we have even expanded our program to include Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. Mental health treatment is a serious deficit in Haiti with less than nine psychiatrists and one neurologist for a population of over 10 million people.
PHH is also educating two of the top graduates from our first cohort at the doctoral level. These students will be taking over the program at the University of Haiti. Students were selected based on their academic achievement in the program, their ability to speak English, and their desire to remain in Haiti and make the program sustainable. The students are now enrolled at SUNY Downstate in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and attending classes online. We have been able to expand our program because of our wonderful donors. Your donation will help us continue our program’s expansion and eventual sustainability. We truly appreciate your consideration. Please review our updated history for a review of the remarkable progress we have made in Haiti.
Funds will be used for many purposes, including:
- Run a Family Nurse Practitioner program, to educate nurses in primary care. This is the first such program in Haiti. This education will enable local, rural communities in Haiti to have a qualified primary care provider. These nurses will reduce rates of infant, child and maternal mortality, and provide care to the elderly and those with acute and chronic diseases.
- Sponsor trips to Haiti for Haitian American nurses, to consult with the Ministry of Health and the Chancellor of the University of Haiti, to create a baccalaureate and a masters nursing program in Haiti. This will be the first public BS program for nurses in Haiti.
- Provide educational technology for the School of Nursing in Port-au-Prince. The school collapsed during the 2010 earthquake, destroying everything inside.
- Sponsor nursing conferences in Haiti and the US.