What In the World Is Happening in Haiti?

Tires burning on the streets of Jérémie

The present state of insecurity, gang violence and lack of government’s ability to function has been building in Haiti over the course of many years. It was exacerbated by the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021. Since that time, Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who was appointed by Moise before his death, rules by…

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Our Dedicated Community Development Team

Our Dedicated Community Development Team Gemi Baptiste is our Community Coordinator and he is assisted by agronomist Wilton Charles. Gemi is trained as an electrician and an agriculture technician and he’s been working with us since 2013. If anyone understands our philosophy of service to the Haitian people, it’s Gemi. When he tells me (Dr.…

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Giving More Bean Seeds

Plates of rice, beans and goat meat await participants in the seed program

Giving More Bean Seeds We’re conducting our Agriculture Program again this year by giving farmers black bean seeds in 6 new communities, 2 for each of 3 planting seasons. The first two communities were given their seeds in January with 250 recipients, each receiving 4 cans of beans. They first attended an educational session led…

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Executive Director Search

Executive Director Search With an eye to future sustainability of our organization, and in an effort to decrease the burden of responsibility on Dr. Wolf, Friends for Health in Haiti recently embarked on a journey to recruit a new US-based Executive Director. This person will become the new face of FHH, responsible for the organization’s…

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Water and Sanitiation Program

Dr. Diana Baptiste, JHSON faculty and FHH board member studying water and sanitation teaching booklet 2016

Water and Sanitiation Program We’re excited to renew our collaboration with faculty and students at Johns Hopkins Schoo of Nursing to advance our Water and Sanitation Program. JHSON will be helping us standardize our curriculum for training new Community Promoters and will help us develop tools for monitoring and evaluation of the program. For now,…

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Another Roof Is Poured

The masons work on the final, smooth coat on the roof shortly before raindrops began to fall.

On Saturday, September 26th the upper roof of the spiritual and community center up at our clinic site in Gatineau was poured. This was an all-day affair, involving over 50 workmen and was the culmination of months of hard work and preparation. We’ve shared in previous blogs about our various construction projects, beginning in 2011…

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THE WALLS GO UP!!! The day after the roof of our Spiritual and Community Center was poured, Cherlie and I went up to Gatineau again to help supervise the masons as they set the first layer of blocks for the walls of the second floor. It was another exciting and productive day for us. The…

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An Intrepid Avera Team!

We are pleased to let everyone know that we were blessed this past week by a visit from a very intrepid group of people from Avera Health System in South Dakota.  Avera has been bringing medical groups to help us out in our clinic three times each year but with the recent political unrest in…

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