Haiti's Children, Inc

Clinic

Diarrheal diseases (5.1% of deaths), tuberculosis (2.8%), and lower respiratory infections (8.6%), such as pneumonia and influenza, are the leading causes of death in infants and adolescents in Haiti. In a developed country, these diseases would never be as prevalent as they are in Haiti. The lack of healthcare and sanitary facilities make it extremely hard for these types of diseases to be treated and contained.
With 80% of the Haitian population living below the poverty line and less than half of the population has access to clean drinking water. The World Heath Organization (WHO) estimates that only 43% of the Haitian population receives the correct immunizations. A lot of preventable diseases often cause deaths, which is caused by the lack of health and sanitation infrastructure (only 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 people). Additionally, the lack of education about health issues within Haiti cause a lot of health related problems. Most rural Haitians have no access to health facilities. In addition to these problems, Haiti has a very low rate of physicians and nurses at only 25 physicians and 11 nurses per 100,000 people. (World Atlas)
In Haiti, it is a major accomplishment for a child to survive long enough to mark his or her first birthday. In fact, 1 of every 14 infants in Haiti never reaches that milestone. Making it through the first year of life, however, does not ensure survival. In no other country in Latin America and the Caribbean - and in only a few in the developing world outside of sub-Saharan Africa – is a child more likely to die between the ages of 1 and 4 than in Haiti. In 2004, of the 58,000 deaths in the region among children in this age group, 11,000 – 19 per cent, or roughly 1 in every 5 – were Haitian. (UNICEF)

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For more information about helping the children of Haiti,
Give Gladys the number associated to the child and she will provide
the information about that child
contact Gladys: gladynhaiti@yahoo.com

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