In Haiti, many citizens suffer from preventable diseases and malnutrition, and poverty is often a barrier to essential medical treatment for women and children suffering from such illnesses as HIV/AIDS. Catholic Health Partners (CHP) has provided $2 million to Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) to build a 30-bed facility in Cotes-De-Fer, Haiti.
The Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Center for Health will serve 55,000 Haitians who currently lack access to quality health care.
The new Bishop Sullivan Center is one of the sites for a new program that will predominantly focus on saving lives of mothers and children: CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS). CHAMPS will build healthy sustainable communities in areas of need by increasing community engagement and partnerships.
Learn more about this challenge grant at CMMB’s website.
Stecie Guibert, FADICA’s student worker from Don Bosco Cristo Rey H.S., contributed to this blog.