News & Events
The Haitian Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with the Code.
In HHF’s last reported returns, overhead and fundraising totaled just 7.09%, meaning that just under 93 cents of every dollar went toward the programs for the people of southwest Haiti.
Haitian Health Foundation has been named as one of the Best Charities in America by the Independent Charities of America. GuideStar recognizes HHF as an Exchange Partner in Trust.
To view the latest Internal Revenue form 990 (required of all 501(c)(3) charitable organizations), click here to visit HHF’s financial page on GuideStar (no fee to view HHF’s 990 on the GuideStar site).
HHF audited financial statements are available upon request; please click here to e-mail your request to us.
Congratulations to our 2014 Golf Champions, the Keyes Foursome! More photos from the Annual Dr. Jerry Lowney Golf Tournament will be up within the next couple of days! Thank you again for all your support!
Your online shopping can help Haitian Health Foundation! You can support HHF by shopping at AmazonSmile: Amazon will donate .05% of the price of your eligable AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Your shopping can help Haitian Health Foundation help those in need in Haiti. Thank you! https://smile.amazon.com/
We want to take this opportunity to warmly welcome Nadesha Mijoba to the position of Administrator in Jeremie. Nadesha’s Masters in Public Health and Masters in Community and Economic Development, her background in organizational management and assessment, and experience with project design, implementation and evaluation is a wonderful fit with the needs of HHF. Bienvenue a Jeremie, Nadesha!
Words from our Incoming Administrator, Nadesha Mijoba:
Growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, I was aware, at an early age of the extreme disparities existing among the many people of my country. Whether in terms of income, healthcare or education, some individuals had consistently fewer opportunities to improve their lives and such conditions bothered me even as a young child. As I became older and more mature, and acquired a better understanding of these issues, I was never able to accept that such conditions are an inevitable part of human life. I feel that a world in which educational opportunities, food security, adequate housing, and healthcare access were denied to some, but not others, is unjust. These sentiments have been a motivating force in my personal and professional experiences, leading into areas of work that have, for the past 20 years, focused strongly on issues of social justice and the wide range of opportunities available to individuals and communities once they have the basic economic security and freedoms so many of us are privileged to enjoy.
Observing the work of HHF and their many decadesof commitment to the health and well-being of those in the Jeremie region, I believe that my education, professional and community work, and personal philosophy have found a wonderful new home with the Haitian Health Foundation. I am greatly pleased to have this opportunity to work with all of you and utilize my knowledge and experience for the benefit of the Haitian people.
The following article by AmeriCares that shows our partnership with them and our efforts of empowering women and girls through our program “Partnership for a Better Haiti.” http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/helping-women-and-girls-in-haiti-live-healthier-lives.html
January 12th marked the 4 year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti. Today we remember all of those who lost their lives.
On Friday, April 5th, 2013, the White House honored HHF’s Jeremiah Lowney Jr. as one of twelve Rotary International members who are “Champions of Change.” To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and nominate a Champion, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions.
“The poet John Donne tells us that ‘no man is an island’. Thousands of generous and caring people have been responsible for the successes of the Haitian Health Foundation over the past 31 years. I accept this White House/Rotary honor on behalf of those wonderful benefactors. I also accept it for my wife, Virginia, my family, and all of the hundreds of staff and volunteers both in the USA and Haiti.” “Mesi anpil!” (“Thank you very much!”) –Jeremiah J. Lowney, Jr., DDS, MS, MPH, Volunteer President, Haitian Health Foundation!
Hats On! Connecticut businessman/HHF volunteer Mark Sullivan of The Sullivan Group brings Red Sox hats, and cheer, to Haiti. See the newscast aired on NESN during the 7/28 Red Sox presume show. Thank you, Mark, and all that have donated the hats!
- Our next Container-Loading date will be determined soon. Come help us as we load a container bound for southwest Haiti. Be a part of a team that’s been there for Haitians for 25 years!
Help us pack another container with much-needed food and relief supplies to Jérémie at our Norwich office. The loading begins at 8:00 am. We’ll be sending more food, building supplies and medical supplies so we give thanks to all who carefully pack the containers and spend their mornings with us!
Join us at:
Haitian Health Foundation
97 Sherman Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Click here for a satellite map to the Norwich offic
As 2013 begins, we at The Haitian Health Foundation pause to remember the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010.
On that terrible day, over 300,000 people were killed in an avalanche of concrete, 300,000 more were injured, and over a million were left homeless. Thousands fled the horrors of Port-au-Prince, seeking relief in our region of Haiti, the Grand’Anse. We witnessed the survivors coming off the boat from Port-au-Prince with dazed looks on their faces, most wearing only the clothes on their backs, gratefully clutching children and babies who had survived.
Three years later, much of the devastation remains in Port-au-Prince. We know that some donors have experienced “Haiti Fatigue”: They are disappointed at the lack of progress, and feel like the donations they gave were wasted.
Be assured that any donations given to the Haitian Health Foundation were well spent.
Our 5-tiered approach to the disaster included:
• Providing medical care to many of the displaced people (including many pregnant women who had never had prenatal care).
• Expanded distribution of food, especially to those villagers who took in many of the displaced.
• Providing over 700 displaced women with the tools to start their own small businesses and become self-sufficient.
• Educating several hundred displaced children in our St. Pierre School.
• Constructing hundreds of houses to replace those destroyed by the earthquake.
Less than a year after the earthquake, Haiti was struck by a deadly cholera epidemic.
Again, HHF immediately jumped into action.
We educated our health staff about the disease and dispatched them to the mountain villages to provide health education and medical care. Thanks to this outreach, which was made possible by our donors’ generous gifts, cholera deaths were cut in half the first month, then reduced further over the next few months until they accounted for less than 1% of those stricken. With your help, thousands of lives were saved.
This past fall, Hurricane Sandy made a direct and devastating hit on the HHF catchment area, destroying subsistence crops and inciting a real fear of famine. HHF is busy responding. Our new nursery is growing fruit trees to distribute to many who lost their crops, and we are providing food to the many thousands who suffer from hunger.
This work will continue through 2013.
Please rest assured that your generosity has provided both immediate and lasting relief to the poor of Haiti.
On their behalf, “merci” for your continued support.