Providing medical care to some of the most remote areas and underserved people of Haiti
We work to provide physical healing to both individuals and communities remote regions through emergency relief, research, medical services not locally available, and community health development. Local pastors, nurses or community leaders who find an area of need contact us and invite us to work in a region. We work by first surveying a community and identifying the most appropriate medical response. Some areas have may have sustained a disaster and need immediate disaster aid, some have no local medical resources and need a medical or surgical response, others may have a chronic medical issue better dealt with through community health through evangelism. Still others have rare and specific medical conditions best treated through research and specific treatment, such as our experience with goiters and iodine deficiency. Through all we do the Gospel of Christ is presented as it is what brings about true lasting change.
Remote Medical Ministry
Traveling to three main remote, mountainous areas within Haiti, we provide the only health care in the immediate region. This program is an ongoing program to connect remote villages that have never received care to compassionate heath care and the love of Christ. Often in the remote areas of Haiti, access to medical care is nonexistent. If that is the case we step in and provide care.
Surgical care is given to those without any other place to turn. Over in more rural areas we discover people who have been suffering from surgical diseases for many years. Multiple times a year surgical teams come to address this need
Chronic medical problems in a community require long term solutions, designed by the members of the community. At AFH we follow the model of CHE (Community Health Evangelism) where the transforming message of Jesus Christ is at the heart of all development efforts. Works have included agriculture, gardening projects, nutrition, training in sewing and other handicrafts, or women’s health and hygiene. The topic and nature of the work is directed by the community we are serving. Seminars may be aimed at men, women, youth, or other groups.
After the Earthquake of 2010 Aid for Haiti traveled to an underserved area and served as the only medical care for a town of 12,000 for over a month. We stand ready to respond to the next disaster in Haiti.
Research and Relief
After uncovering a pocket of iodine deficiency and cretinism in the remote mountains of Haiti, we began a treatment program. This disease causes sever mental retardation in these mountains and is prevented with only one pill a year.