March 20, 2022
About Promoting Health in Haiti:
Promoting Health in Haiti (PHH) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization registered in the State of New York. Since the earthquake of 2010, PHH has been active in Haiti. We have remained long after the cameras left, and we have focused our efforts on improving the health care system.
Our mission is to support Haitian schools of nursing and improve health and wellness for the citizens of Haiti by educating advanced practice nurse practitioners capable of providing primary care. So far we have graduated 68 Nurse Practitioners from our program in Haiti.
PHH is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant Recipient
We are delighted to inform the public, the Haitian Diaspora, and friends of Haiti that The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Promoting Health in Haiti a grant of $85,301 in October 2021 to assist us with our third cohort of 34 nurse practitioner students. The funds were used to pay for the students’ six month long internship program required at the end of their course of study. Subsequently, in November 2021, PHH was approved for additional funding of $464,165 for two years as part of a collaboration with other partners, to continue the Nurse Practitioner program and serve the Arcahaie, Haiti region
Our Collaborative Partners:
The Nurse Practitioner program in collaboration with Ministere de la Sante Publique et de la Population (MSPP) and the State University of Haiti (UEH) is successfully bringing new opportunities to well-qualified nurses in Haiti who are eager to learn and earn a level of mastery in nursing which will give them the opportunity to provide comprehensive primary health care. The MSPP Initiatives of 2010 – 2030 are very optimistic in their vision to improve the health status quo. The Board of Directors of PHH truly believes that everyone deserves equal access to high-quality health care. Our nurse practitioners are playing a major role in providing quality care and will continue to have a positive impact in the delivery of services in Haiti
Our gratitude to The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and our partners:
We are grateful to our partners, collaborators in Haiti and in the United States, and our colleagues who believe in our work and, for the most part, volunteer their time to contribute to PHH’s efforts. To date, there are 68 Nurse Practitioners trained by PHH in Haiti. Sixty-one (61) are Family Nurse Practitioners and seven (7) are Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. This initiative speaks volumes for the future of health care in Haiti. Our program has reinforced the health care infrastructures in Haiti. We are grateful to The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and its staff for their recognition and support of PHH. Please visit the PHH Web site for more information at “phhaiti.org”.