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Sep 27, 2022 . 2 months ago

The Importance of Community Healthcare in Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In Thomazeau, Haiti, LiveBeyond is working hard to provide life-saving services through community healthcare workers. Lives are being saved. Women and children are gaining access to the services they desperately need. LiveBeyond allows individuals to receive services free of charge so there is no burden for them to receive quality healthcare. We believe all deserve to live strong and healthy lives. As a solution to Haiti’s healthcare crisis, we must focus on providing services that are accessible to all, including the most vulnerable. This is just a small glimpse into how community health work is saving lives.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere

  • Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
  • A large part of this can be attributed to the lack of access to quality healthcare and other basic necessities.
  • According to UNICEF, Haiti has a high child and maternal mortality rate. For every 1,000 children under the age of five, 60 will die. Additionally, for every 100,000 live births, 480 mothers will die.

 

In order for these statistics to improve, changes must be made to community healthcare systems so they are able to provide better services at lower costs without relying heavily on government funding alone. For example, one way could be by increasing opportunities for women’s education so they can become more financially independent; another might involve implementing programs focused on improving sanitation within communities which could then reduce disease transmission rates overall.

Healthcare in Haiti is not widely accessible

Healthcare in Haiti is not widely accessible. Due to a range of issues, too many people are suffering from curable health issues that could be easily preventable. While the causes are complex and multifaceted, there is no doubt that lack of access to healthcare is a major problem in Haiti. Most people do not have access to healthcare; this lack of infrastructure means that there are few trained professionals who can provide care when it is needed. Additionally, there are very few emergency vehicles available for transportation; this makes it difficult for people to get help when they need it most.

The lack of money for treatment also contributes to this problem by making it harder for those who can’t afford treatment options. Also, an option like a private hospital struggles to continue operating at their current levels without charging exorbitant rates (or limiting their patient population). This creates even more barriers between those who need care and those who can provide it. If you don’t have enough money for food every day, then how do you expect someone to afford healthcare?

Community healthcare workers help save lives

In Thomazeau, Haiti, LiveBeyond is working hard to provide a life-saving service through community healthcare workers. Our hospital and community healthcare program provides access to quality healthcare in Thomazeau, Haiti. Our healthcare staff care about their community and want to see the individuals thrive. Many mothers and children experience improved health status because of their access to quality healthcare. We are working hard to ensure those in our service area receive the best care possible.

Women and children gain access to services 

Lives are being saved. Women and children are gaining access to the services they desperately need. When we first moved into our area, maternal and child mortality rates were high. We knew we needed to do something about this, so we started a community health worker program that now serves hundreds of individuals in our region of Thomazeau, Haiti.

We currently employ a number of health workers who go out into the community regularly to follow up with patients after receiving treatment at the LiveBeyond hospital or to check in with students at their local schools. These individuals serve as a link between us and those who would otherwise not have access to care, ensuring that mothers can bring their babies home from the hospital healthy after birth and that children receive vaccines on time each year. The lives of these individuals are improving because they received care when they needed it most!

Relieving the burden of receiving quality healthcare 

LiveBeyond has a commitment to providing quality healthcare to the people of Haiti. We believe that everyone deserves access to healthy living, regardless of their ability to pay for it. Our healthcare services are provided to the community at no cost to any patient. When an individual receives services from our clinic, they are able to live strong and healthy lives and can then better impact their families and communities on a deeper level.

Providing accessible services for all 

The importance of community health workers is undeniable in a country like Haiti, where the healthcare crisis has left many people unable to access professional medical care. Community health workers are able to provide much-needed services that would otherwise not be available to this population. If we want to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable, we must continue to make services and resources like quality healthcare accessible to all. At LiveBeyond, we will continue to do so through our community healthcare program!

This is just a small glimpse into how community health work is saving lives. Community health workers can teach families about nutrition and sanitation while also providing basic healthcare services. It’s an innovative solution to healthcare crises in developing countries, and it’s not just about providing healthcare—it’s about empowering the community. It’s about making healthcare accessible to all.

We know that there is still a long way to go, but we are excited about the progress we’ve made so far. We hope that this article will encourage you to help us continue our work and make an impact on people’s lives in Haiti.

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