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From installing water filters in schools, to providing family planning and mobile clinic services, HEP-PES is there to help.
Community Outreach & Training
We aim to create new leaders in the communities we work with. We train young leaders as health agents, who help us to identify the most urgent needs within their communities.
Preventative Health & Awareness
Through our mobile clinic program, we work to decrease levels of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, STDs, HIV, and other illnesses.
Water Treatment & Purification
We aid in the purification of water reserves in the most needed communities, using operation “Dlo Pwop” water treatment.
Haitian Social & Intellectual Values
We create and assist with social activities that promote positive values in the communities we work with.
Where we work
Since 2010, HEP-PES has launched programs with doctors, nurses, medical students and health agents to generate health awareness on diabetes, cholesterol dysfunction, hypertension, waterborne diseases, and sexually transmitted diseases in different locations in Haiti.
During the cholera outbreak in 2011, we treated over 500 people affected by cholera in one week, and helped to prevent the epidemic from spreading in a 10,000 resident village at la Branle North of Haiti.
Every six months, we host a screening week in our mobile clinic.
In 2016, we provided water purification to treat one million gallons of water in nine different boroughs that had been hit by Hurricane Matthew. We also worked to prevent the spread of waterborne disease.
We have instituted a health awareness program at local schools. We provide training to professors on hygiene habits, healthy eating, parasites and viruses, safety, respect, STDs, and HIV/AIDS. These teachers are then able to pass on the information in their classrooms.
We have installed over 20 water filters in schools, benefitting thousands of schoolchildren.
Our current work is focused in Tiburon, where trash, organic material, plastic, rubble and raw sewage densely litter the beach, roads and walkways. Only a very small percentage of the population has access to clean drinking water or latrines which results in serious outbreaks of typhoid fever, cholera and gastro-intestinal parasites. We want to built two composting latrines to promote better sanitation and waste management.
HEP IN ACTION
HEP was recently featured in WUFT5 news, for our work during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew:
'People are fighting over water. I went into people’s houses, just to bring the water to them, they don’t have a drop of water, which is like, the basics,' said Sophia Martelly, former First Lady of Haiti.
Nonprofit organizations like Haiti’s Health Education Project are on the ground reaching these remote communities to bring them food, medicine, clothes and most importantly – water.
'There’s no life here, at all. And it’s really really sad to see that the people still stick around here because they don’t have any other place to go. They’re just right next to their broken house,' said Samuel Bastien, HEP Coordinator."
Over 68,000 people are living with HIV in Haiti. People do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition. There is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
On December 1st, 2017, we hosted an free, public event in Santo La Plaine, to commemorate HIV AIDS world day. Around 2000 people attended, with dancers, actors, professional speakers on HIV, artists, and testimonials.
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