VHF was founded in 1999 with a mission to provide competent and compassionate healthcare to the people of southwest Haiti and to empower them with resources to pursue their basic right to health and health education.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The average income per capita for their nearly 10 million people is $250 U.S./year.
This poverty contributes to Haiti's endemic nutritional deficiencies, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, bacterial and protozoal dysenteries, and malaria.
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VHF was founded in 1999 with a mission to provide competent and compassionate healthcare to the people of southwest Haiti and to empower them with resources to pursue their basic right to health and h...
Skilled attendance (which denotes the presence of midwives and others with midwifery skills at births) is considered to be the single most critical intervention of ensuring safe motherhood because it hastens the timely delivered of emergency obstetric and newborn care when life-threatening complications arise.
In order to eliminate a number of root causes of many illnesses, Visitation Hospital Foundation initiated the Gift of Water program almost immediately following its opening in 2008. Gift of Water uses a double-bucket filtration system with chlorine tablets that are distributed to families throughout Petite Riviere de Nippes.
In 2016, Visitation began to see great increases in both prenatal care visits and deliveries at the Clinic, indicating that this program was making a difference for the health of mothers and safety of babies during delivery.