Community-Led Health Program Empowers Rural Families
Fonkoze empowers Haitians, primarily rural women, to lift their families out of poverty by providing access to the tools, resources, and support needed to overcome and thrive. The organization’s approach to empowerment is holistic - addressing the many systemic roots of poverty: lack of access to education, financial and health services, and more.
Fonkoze’s health program Boutik Sante, in particular, serves approximately 250,000 households each year, offering health resources to communities throughout Haiti that include vitamin distribution, screenings for child malnutrition and therapeutic feeding treatments, hypertension screenings for cardiovascular disease, and preventative healthcare trainings. This program alone, which won the 2021 European Microfinance Award, has increased access to health services and education for more than 3.3 million people since its inception in 2014. More information.
Delivery of Medical Supplies to Sierra Leone
In February 2022, LIFE for Relief and Development donated two 40ft. containers of medical supplies and equipment to seven hospitals and clinics in five cities in Sierra Leone. The donated materials included oxygen compressors, face masks, wheel and sitting chairs, disposable respiratory protectors, safety goggles, drip stands, hand gloves, insulated cups, syringes, and more.
Empowering healthcare workers in South Sudan
With the support of EU Humanitarian Aid and Irish Aid, GOAL’s local healthcare unit in Abyei have immunized 934 children against measles, diphtheria and hepatitis B, helping achieve a local immunization rate of 93% in 2021. This success is the result of improved capacity of local healthcare staff and their dedication in implementing the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI). The program is providing vital protection for children and helping to reduce the child mortality rate in this region of South Sudan.
Malual’s training included vaccine management, daily temperature monitoring and tracking immunization coverage. He is also working with Home Health Promoters to motivate people in the community to complete their doses according to their vaccination schedules. Malual receives regular follow up support from GOAL to ensure he can affect the change he wants to see in the community. More information.
Haitian Doctors & Nurses Respond to Earthquake
Haitian doctors and nurses of La Gonâve Wesleyen Hospital heard about the desperate need for medical assistance following the earthquake – and responded… More Information
How Nurse Is Helping Defeat the Pandemic One Shot at a Time
Sandra Lindsay made history as the first person in the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Now she is sharing her experience in the hopes of encouraging others to get the vaccine and defeat the pandemic here at home and around the world. More information