Over 100 vulnerable patients 

 have received surgery through accompaniment

SURGICAL ACCOMPANIMENT

Imagine you have never used electricity, flushed a toilet or been able to afford enough education to learn to read. Imagine you have an illness that prevents you from earning enough to feed your children each day.

 

Could you figure out how to get to a surgeon if you needed one?

 

Not without help.  

 

This is the situation for many rural mountain villagers in Haiti.  Even when there is a hospital with financial assistance, it can be impossible to navigate the medical system. We use community health workers to guide each mountain patient through the process of being evaluated for surgery.  This accompaniment has quadrupled the number of needed operations for these vulnerable people.  

 

Watch the film below to learn more. 

 

MOUNTAIN VILLAGERS

63%

NEED SURGICAL CARE

70%

HAVE SUFFERED MORE THAN 2 YEARS

34%

CAN WRITE THIER NAME

We partner with community health workers to address these access challenges:

 

  • Case Finding: Community health workers identify mountain patients who need surgical care and prioritize them according to severity of illness.

 

  • Patient Navigation: Community health workers guide mountain patients through all necessary steps at the hospital.

 

  • Outcomes Measurement: Community health workers use smartphones to measure the results of surgery, ensuring all patients receive high quality care.

 

  • Accompaniment: Community health workers visit patients at their homes as often as necessary to make sure patients receive the care they need.