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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 five years.

In Haiti children are able to shoe dirt-streaked tongues after eating mud cookies.

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 mud cookies.

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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 and children.

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.

How can you help? UCT has already started trying to address the health issue by introducing a Child Sponsorship Feeding Program.

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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 Haiti.

What can we do to help?

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!

Sawer Point One Filter  being distributed in Jacmel after the earthquake

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Sawer Point One Filter  being distributed in Jacmel after the earthquake Sawer Point One Filter  being distributed in Jacmel after the earthquake Sawer Point One Filter  being distributed in Jacmel after the earthquake
Sawer Point One Filter  being distributed in Jacmel after the earthquake

Since 1984 Sawyer has dedicated itself to finding the best solutions to outdoor protection: sun, bugs, water, and injuries.

Seen here Don Warren, Founder of Equipping Ministries International in Jacmel with the team distributing 20 water filters the families of some of the Haiti sponsored children of Restoration Ministries Haiti.

Sawyer specifically dedicated ourselves to addressing the two biggest causes of deaths in the world, mosquito bites and bad water.

Sawyer Products is introducing a new water filtration technology adapted from kidney dialysis filters.

Seen here Danny Warren from One Village Planet

Seen here Danny Warren from One Village Planet

Children of Bethesda school receiving their Sawyer Filter Community Unit
Children of Bethesda earthquakedisaster orphanage receiving their Sawyer Filter Community Unit
Children of Bethesda school receiving their Sawyer Filter Community Unit

Not only do they offer the highest level of filtration available but are low cost, easy to use and will absolutely change the way people treat water in developing countries.

Seen here Don Warren, Founder of Equipping Ministries International, Pastor Pierre Banes Laroure the Kids' EE Haiti National Director and Jenny Tryhane, founder of United Caribbean Trust in Jacmel during a water filter distribution.

Sawer Point One Filter  being distributed in Jacmel after the earthquake
Seen here Pastor Paul demonstrating the use of the filter and the connection technique.

Using 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 technique.

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.

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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.

St Marc Kids' EE committee

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

Pastor Banes with the team of Kids' EE teachers in YWAM in Goniave.

Enabling the body of Christ to lead the way in this clean water program. Bringing clean water and living water to children in a desperately poor situation.

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 Haiti.

Seen here on of our Sawyer PointOne Community filters at a Church of God school in Les Cayes.

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Our 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.

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