Haiti's public health infrastructure
has been left in tatters by chronic unrest and only 40% of children
have regular access to even the most basic health care services.
UCT seeks to ensure that Haiti's children have the best start in
life through a holistic approach to health care. This includes support
for routine immunization, nutrition, and providing essential health
support to minimize the effects of childhood illnesses for the first
1 of 6 hungry people in the
slums of Haiti are giving new meaning to the phrase "dirt
poor." As food prices soar, many desperate people are
eating mud cookies to stave off their hunger pangs. In Haiti
children are able to shoe dirt-streaked tongues after eating
Infant and child health is poor.
In Haiti the infant mortality rate was 84 per 1,000 live births
in 2005. A quarter of all registered deaths occurred among infants
who were younger than one year old; half of all deaths occurred
among children under five. Most of these deaths resulted from infectious
diseases, especially diarrhea illnesses. Malnutrition and acute
respiratory illness also presented serious problems for infants
For adults, malaria was among the
more serious problems; some 85 percent of the population lived in
malarial areas. Tuberculosis and parasitic infections continued
to be serious health hazards, and typhoid fever was endemic. Poor
sanitation contributed to poor health indicators. In 1984 less than
20 percent of the population had toilets or latrines. Only 25% of
the rural population had access to potable water.
Based on this aspect UCT seeks International
funding to assist child health in Haiti and to provide quality health
care to the children and adults living within the Jacmel community.
In 2004 almost 50% of the population
in Haiti did not have access to improved drinking water sources.
70% of population had inadequate
sanitation facilities this statistic was increased to 86% in rural
What can we do to
All across Barbados,
every month, on 'Child Awareness Day' the children of the Secondary
Schools will be encouraged to bring a bottle of cold water to
school instead of purchasing a bottle of soda. This will be
a sign of solidarity with the children around the world that
often times do not even have water to drink!
technology taken from kidney dialysis, Sawyer® water filters
use Hollow Fiber Membranes. Our filters are comprised of tiny
"U" shaped micro tubes that allow water to enter into their
core through tiny micro pores.
Seen here Pastor
Paul demonstrating the use of the filter and the connection
The pointONE Filter's™ pores
are so small (0.1 micron absolute) that no bacteria, protozoa,
or cysts like E.Coli, Cholera and Typhoid can get through.
Each filter is certified for ABSOLUTE microns. Simply put,
it is impossible for bacteria to pass through the 0.1 micron
filter and impossible for bacteria and viruses to pass through
the 0.02 micron purifier.
Seen here Pastor Janel getting involved
in the drilling of the buckets at the Yolanda Thervil Foundation
Sawyer PointONE Filter distribution.
10 main established distribution
depots have been identified, these represent ministries or
churches from different departments of Haiti each capable
of feeding 150 children per day.
All of these churches have undergone Kids'
EE or Adult EE training. Some assistance will be required
to increase their capacity to handle the additional requirements
of the internally displaced peoples.
Kids' EE committees were established
this summer in over 11
Kids' EE Summer Camps, as Jenny Tryhane and Pastor Banes
trained 500 key persons, from 300 different ministries, churches
and orphanages including pastors, Sunday school teachers, principles
of schools and school teachers in Kids' EE.
These key persons
will now take responsibility to administer this program through
out their local community.
What a pleasure to be able to
bless these committee's with Sawyer PointONE water filters.
Seen here Jenny with the
team at YWAM, Goniave.
This water filter system added
to the possibility of food containers, sponsored through
the Special Treasures child sponsorship program will enable us to see our dream
become a reality as we bring Spiritual food and Living water
to tens of thousands of suffering children around Haiti.
Partnering with GAIN
we are privileged to be one of their arms of distribution
within the Port au Prince area and eventually throughout Haiti
throughout our Kids' EE ministry network.
Seen here on right Dave Kanaga, head of
the GAIN water project in Haiti
the body of Christ to lead the way in this clean water program.
Bringing clean water and living water to children in a desperately
Pastor Banes with the team of Kids' EE
teachers in YWAM in Goniave. Click on picture to enlarge.
The filters continued to be
distibuted along with the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes all around
vision is to raise up godly leaders in Haiti through health
and education to strengthen their families, communities and
country; bringing relief of poverty and stimulating the economy;
and to preach the Gospel so that lives will be saved and transformed
for the betterment of Haiti.