Haiti Needs You is the principal arm of Instruments of Health, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our main objective is to recruit medical and dental professionals to travel to Haiti and share their talents with the poorest of the poor. Without these teams, many Haitians would die needless deaths or suffer constant ill health or pain as our talented volunteers offer a variety of services that are otherwise unavailable to most of the Haitian population.
All of our student and medical programs are geared toward improving the health of the people. Haiti Needs You also organizes college and high school mission groups. On past trips students have provided people living in corn stalk homes a tarp roof to keep dry during the rainy season, built latrines to provide a cleaner & healthier environment, worked and interacted with the school children, conducted in home water tests, and delivered water filters.
Today, Haiti’s health care system is nonexistent for those without money. The average income of 96% of Haitian families is only $1 per day, all of which must be spent on food and other necessities. Because of this social injustice, many Haitian adults and children die needless deaths while others suffer their entire lives. Many Haitians are lucky if they can feed their families one meal per day that may only consist of a small portion of rice. Sometimes a horrible choice must be made: feed your family or take a dying child to the doctor. This absence of social justice is the gap we fill. Haiti Needs You has always served the poorest of the poor and will continue this practice into the future.
Each time our teams have traveled to Haiti, lives have been saved. Each year we have made a positive difference in the health of the people. You can be a part of this by volunteering your time and talents. Go to our Get Involved page for more information. If you can’t see yourself traveling to Haiti and would like to support this work please go to our donation page and consider making a donation.