Only a 2-hour flight from the US lies the most impoverished nation in the western hemisphere. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere by multiple UN and WHO metrics. More than half of the population in Haiti lives on less than $1 a day. Nearly 75% of the population does not finish primary school.
In particular, the Central Plateau region represents the most resource-impoverished region in Haiti due to geographical isolation and economic burden. The severity of poverty in this region is most evident from its health statistics. Poor health in the Central Plateau is largely due to limited access to healthcare. In most villages, the closest sources of healthcare is a half day's worth of travel away, or even more.
We partner with the organization Promise for Haiti to provide surgical care alongside our Haitian colleagues at Hospital Bienfaisance de Pignon.