Healthcare in rural Haiti is scarce and often substandard. To begin to address the needs in the areas where we work, World Wide Village recently constructed a permanent medical center in the village of Williamson. Since its completion, World Wide Village has been focusing on providing care aimed at dealing with addressing some of the most critical needs in Haiti.
- Cervical Cancer Screening: Haiti has the highest rate of reported cervical cancer in the world, primarily due to the lack of screening and treatment availability. World Wide Village is honored to be the first non-profit to participate in a national cervical cancer prevention program with Haiti sans Cervical Cancer and Family Health Ministries to begin screening women for HPV and treating early signs of cervical cancer for women in rural Haiti.
Please read “Cervical Cancer in Haiti: A Public Health Failure” from the Miami Herald to gain a better understanding for the need for cervical cancer screening in Haiti.
- Blood Pressure Program: Hypertension is the number one cause of death in the Haiti. World Wide Village is working hard to provide affordable treatment for hypertension, as well as educating the population about the risk factors and importance of controlling high blood pressure.
- Maternal Healthcare: Having a baby in Haiti is not without risk. Haiti has the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the Western Hemisphere. World Wide Village is launching programming to provide routine medical checks and pre-natal consulting for expectant mothers.
In addition to these ongoing programs, World Wide Village hosts short-term Impact Teams who provide medical care for the residents of Williamson and Luly. These teams of trained physicians and nurses serve to diagnose health problems, train local Haitian medical providers, and provide education on public health issues.
At World Wide Village we understand that medical care can only provide a temporary benefit for the people of Haiti, and so feel strongly about providing a model of medical care that works in tandem with a provision of spiritual care. Our desire is that each patient who comes into our medical center is not only treated medically but is also introduced to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
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World Wide Village Locations:
403 Jackson Street, Suite 308
Minneapolis, MN 55303
Phone: (651) 777-6908
3810 Murrell Rd, #303
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone: (321) 735-8574