Haiti’s healthcare statistics in Haiti are astoundingly worse than the regional average. 47% of Haitians have no or limited access to medical services private or public and of the 53% who have access only few can afford it.
- Haiti’s maternal mortality rate of 380 per 100,000 is significantly higher than the regional average of 68.
- Only 37% of women give birth attended by skill health personal; and that percentage is lower in remote and rural region of the country.
- Haiti has the highest under 5 mortality in the Western Hemisphere at 70/1000.
- 1 in 12 children die before their firth birthday
- Haiti’s life expectancy is 17 year less than that of the US
- Only 43% of children receive all the recommended immunizations
- Only 25% receive the recommended vitamin A supplementation
- 80% of the population leaves bellow the poverty line and malnutrition and under nutrition are significant problems
- Access to clean water and sanitation is lacking in many communities
- In term of expenditure for healthcare, Haiti ranks last in the Western Hemisphere
- It is estimated that there are 1400 doctors to care for a population of 10 million with most centered around the capital
- Number of nurses and trained midwives reported at slightly less than 1000
- Access to dental care is sorely lacking
FHHH’s healthcare facilities provides much needed and quality care to those in need. An increase and retention of Haiti ‘s healthcare force is crucial in solving the aforementioned issues, as such we provide training, mentoring, and the necessary tools for our Haiti based staff to not only care for their communities but also to encourage them to remain the country.
FHHH provides free access to primary and specialty care to all. No one is ever turned away. Sante pou tout moun. (healthcare for all)