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Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Initial Training

International HELP partnered with the VOPADEH Organization, a locally run nonprofit with a mission to “better the social conditions of every Haitian citizen.” In total we trained 35 Community Health Workers (CHWs), comprised of community members from each of the 10 villages throughout the Carrefour region. Some trainees came from 3 hours away to reach the training and take back what they learned to their people. We emphasized water and sanitation issues in the training as these were great needs in the area.

Since the training, the CHWs have put on multiple health fairs throughout their region. Additionally, when Haiti suffered a bad earthquake in 2021, IHELP sent supplies directly to the CHWs who were immediately ready to go help the areas most affected.

Training Topics

  • HIV / AIDS
  • Cholera
  • Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Water Disinfection & Filtration
  • First Aid
  • Nutrition
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Maternal & Infant Care

This training we’ve received for free, we will now share for free.

– CHW in Haiti

Where:

Haiti

Date:

February 2018

# of Trained CHWs:

35

Focus:

Initial Training

Advanced Maternal Health Certification

The VOPADEH Organization has been a strong partner with International HELP since the initial training in 2018. The Community Health Workers (CHWs) have continued to work hard and help their community during natural disasters, civil unrest, and many difficult circumstances. International HELP has been hoping to return to Carrefour, Haiti, to implement advanced training with the current CHWs. However, because of the inability to travel due to safety concerns, we decided to implement the Advanced Maternal Health training virtually in August 2023.

Training Topics

  • Family Planning
  • Prenatal Care
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Postnatal & Neonatal
  • Disease Prevention
  • Cholera

On behalf of the VOPADEH Organization in Haiti, we don’t have words and expressions enough to thank you all who support International HELP. Because of you, we were able to receive this wonderful virtual training with our Community Health Workers in Haiti. This training is so very important for our communities as there are a couple of communities that don’t have access to health care. With this training, we will help other people in our communities and share this info that we received from the Advanced Maternal Health training so they will continue to help other people. Knowledge is power, and with this knowledge, we will change our communities in Haiti. Thank you so much for the virtual training! 

– CHW Fritznel

Where:

Haiti

Date:

August 2023

# of Trained CHWs:

52

Focus:

Maternal Health

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