Sustainability Spotlight - Haiti
After the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, the Oregon Western Washington Chapter of Healing the Children responded with a lasting commitment to Haiti.
The crisis in Haiti continues…
- 50% of children are unvaccinated
- 60% lack access to basic health care
- 83% of population lack basic sanitation
- 49% lack access to clean water
- 1 doctor for every 4,000 people
ORWWA has taken a leadership role in sustainable medical development in Haiti. In addition to our direct aid to children through medical teams in Haiti and our international inbound program, we are also working to improve the medical infrastructure in Haiti. Our training programs for teenagers are one example. The need for first aid training was identified in a community needs assessment, so our ongoing medical missions help to train and certify teenagers as medical facilitators.
Healing the Children's International Development and sustainability programs are featured in our 2014 Annual Report. This Haitian self-sufficiency program is just one of the sustainable programs highlighted in the report.
Read More in the 2014 Annual Report
This is just one of the many stories featured in our 2014 Annual Report, where you’ll find stories of hope and healing from all of our chapters as well as updates and information about our organization, our programs, and the impacts and progress we have made.
Please take some time to look over our 2014 Annual Report and share it with your friends and colleagues.