HSI is proud to welcome the Healthcare Development Association (HCDA) to our ranks. HCDA is an organization dedicated to bringing health care clinics to the people of southern Haiti, where medical care is nigh impossible to access. Co-founder Kathleen Janvier began her career providing healthcare in the area of Le Rois 2011, and seeing the incredible health care deficit in the area inspired her and her fellow co-founder, Carlet Auguste, to begin funding clinics.
The need for accessible healthcare has escalated since Hurricane Matthew ravaged the coast of southern Haiti in the fall of 2016. The region is seeing outbreaks of cholera and malaria, and infection is certain to spread out of control if the people cannot get access to medical treatment. To remedy the situation, Janvier and Auguste would like to raise money to bring medical treatment and preventative health education to citizens of the Nippes region (where Le Rois is located). Janvier and Auguste plan to fundraise in areas of the United States with large Haitian populations in hopes that the struggles of their homeland will inspire people to give, as the HCDA founders themselves have been inspired.
We at Humanitarian Social Innovations look forward to assisting HCDA as they reach their full potential, and we can’t wait to see all the good they will do.
To learn more about HCDA, please visit their webpage.
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