“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Gandhi
Healing the Sick Organization (HSO) is a non-profit 501 c(3) established in the United States since 2019. Our mission is to provide access to quality healthcare for all in Haiti, and to strengthen the healthcare capacity of hospitals, clinics and health care centers in rural and remote mountain areas. Our goal is to develop a sustainable healthcare system in Haiti by investing in community healthcare, education, research and innovation.
Why healthcare in Haiti?
Haiti is one of the 10 poorest country in the world. 70% of Haitians live on less than $2.00 per day. Almost half of the population of Haiti has no access to formal healthcare services.
80% of Haitian women have no access to healthcare for reasons related to money or lack of access to a hospital or clinic.
1 in 5 children in Haiti is born with a low birth weight (less than 5.5 pounds)
According to UNICEF, Haiti has the highest mortality rates for infants, children under age 5 years, and pregnant women in the Western Hemisphere. The maternal mortality rate in Haiti is 60 times higher than in the US
66% of children under 5 suffer from anemia
80% of children under 2 years have not completed all the required immunizations
81 ‰ of children in Haiti dies before the age of 5
A high number of children in Haiti are born with HIV
35% of Haitians living with HIV do not have access to health care. They also don’t have access to the antiretroviral treatment (ART) that suppresses the HIV and stops the progression of HIV disease.
Our goal is to improve the quality of health in Haiti
Healing the Sick Organization (HSO) is a non-profit 501 c(3) that was founded in 2019 under the visionary leadership of Dr. Jean Webens Jecrois, who spent most of his life advocating for quality healthcare for the poor and caring for the sick. In 2010, he was instrumental in helping Doctors Without Borders establish their first cholera treatment center at Drouillard, Cite Soleil, one of the poorest areas in Port-Au-Prince. He also treated more than 10,000 of Haitians who had contracted the cholera disease in the community clinic and saved many lives. For more than a decade, Dr. Webens has provided health care services to the Haitian community, and has treated children and adults in rural areas with chronic medical conditions who lack access to healthcare. His vision for HSO is to change the paradigm in Haiti’s health system by providing equity access to healthcare for all.
1. Partnership with Clinic
HSO, in partnership with Centre de Santé Communautaire de Turbé (Community Clinic of Turbé), provides support for this clinic and its operations. This clinic is located in Turbé - Croix-des-Bouquets, a rural and mountainous area of Haiti.
This facility features 3 exam rooms, a pharmacy. The staff comprises of 4 doctors, 6 nurses, 3 lab technicians, 3 administrative staffs, and 13 community health workers. This clinic sees an average of 50 number of patients a day and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Your continued support will help this community clinic run the day-to-day operations and provide the necessary medical care to our most vulnerable patients, including women, children and the elderly.
2. COVID-19 Response
Haiti's health care system is facing many challenges in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. HSO is responding to the coronavirus pandemic in Haiti by caring for patients impacted by the virus, providing training for staff on infection control measures and CDC guidelines. HSO donated more than 2500 N-95 masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our healthcare workers in Haiti.