Who we are

Friends for Health in Haiti is a faith-based organization.  It is our christian faith that motivates us to attempt to meet the staggering health and development needs of the people of Haiti.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health of the people of Haiti in a caring, compassionate manner, as a reflection of our Christian faith.

Our Vision

Our vision is a far-reaching one - to develop a medical facility that will provide primary health care to people of all ages, health and hygiene education in the clinic and in surrounding communities, and livelihood assistance to those who are in need.

Our Values

Our values stem from our Christian faith - integrity, excellence, compassion and concern for the poor and disadvantaged.

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Our Philosophy Of Care

Our philosophy is that a community-based model is ideal for the greatest impact on health and the highest chance of long-term sustainability.  It is the "bottom-up" model that empowers communities to help solve their own development problems and cultivate the relationships through which our faith can be shared.

  • We believe in using our resources to have the greatest impact on the greatest number of people. This is the Public Health model of care which is concerned about populations, not just individuals. As such, we are strategic in all of the programs we develop to be sure that they’ll have a positive impact and will be sustainable.
  • We believe that health is more than just curing disease. There are multiple determinants to achieving better health and we try to have a positive impact on all of those determinants.
  • From the beginning, we told local communities that, to the extent they organize themselves, we will come beside them and help them but we will not lead them. It is the community-based model, involving Haitians in making decisions and being a part of the solutions to meeting their needs. It is a model that empowers them, rather than doing for them and helps to counter the cycle of dependency that has been created by well-meaning people doing things the wrong way.
  • We believe that establishing relationships with our patients and local communities is the key to developing sustainable solutions to local problems and is the means through which our faith can be lived out and shared.

Our History

Founded in 2006

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