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March Newsletter

March 15, 2012

Reaching Children:
The Community Health Program Moves Forward

The community health program based in Terre Blanche continues full steam ahead. Early on, the village committees decided on three major health issues to focus on: childhood diarrhea, maternal health and child nutrition.

During the first year of the program, the community health volunteers were trained on water, sanitation and hygiene, and went house to house teaching families how to keep water clean and use simple methods for hand washing. They also coordinated the construction of several latrines in each of the three villages where they work: Terre Blanche, Dubedou and Finel…

We now look forward to the next 18 months and the NUTRITION PROGRAM. We found during our baseline survey in 2008 that more than 30 percent of children in these communities are malnourished. Responding to this problem can be complex, since it is not simply a matter of lack of food. How and what children are fed and responding to illness plays a role in malnutrition…

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How You Can Help

Here are some ways that you can help the community health workers in Terre Blanche, Dubedou and Finel:

Pray — For the people of Haiti, the leaders and volunteers working in their communities, and for children to grow strong and healthy.

Give — Any amount will provide support for the community health program. Give online.

Go — Share in the work by traveling to Haiti with a volunteer medical team. Learn more.

Thank you to those who regularly support Haiti Foundation of Hope. You are giving hope.

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