He struggled to breathe, progressing from deep breaths with wet sounds reverberating in his lungs, to guppy breathing — opening the mouth like a fish, contorting the entire face. His heart rate slowly decreased, from 150 beats a minute — a pace attempting to keep up with the oxygen demands of the body — to 50 beats to 40 beats to that which is incompatible with life. The nurse pushed a tiny dose of morphine to ease the air hunger, the sensation we experience as the brain becomes deprived of oxygen.
The old man, having lived for years through the slow decline of dementia, had wanted to die at home. Even with his brain clouded by the tangled proteins of Alzheimer’s, he understood and verbalized the opini...
Thanks to your generous help, we were able to reach our Global Giving- June Acceleratorgoal for our breast cancer program in Haiti! We are now Global Giving partners and are able to fully fundraise for our program.
We still hope to raise $10,000 in total for our wonderful breast cancer patients. We are extremely grateful for your support and look forward to accomplishing our new goal!
We still have a little bit more to go in order to reach our goal, but we are confident that we will reach it! So many more Haitian women will be able to receive the care and treatment they deserve.
We want to continue to offer cancer treatment at a low price. Our goal is to provide the best quality of treatme...
Innovating Health International had a atrium dedication ceremony for the Jack Brewer Foundation as well as a clinic day for 250 people during the JBF Global Ambassador Tour. Jack has been a long time partner, investor, board member and friend of IHI which is why we deemed it important to have this ceremony for his foundation. Along with the dedication ceremony was JBF's Global Ambassador Trip, where they were able to bring healthcare to over 750 women and children in Haiti over the course of 4 days (June 19-22, 2018).
On June 22, IHI had a clinic day where we able to see adults for dental and internal medicine consultation and children were able to receive dental and pediatric...
On May 4-5th, Innovating Health International and Femme En Démocratie (FED) organized a 2-day activity at the "Centre de Bien-Etre pour Femmes et Familles" located in Torbeck, a remote town a little further from Les Cayes. The activity's goals was to provide free cervical cancer screening to the women of the region and to also educate them on breast and cervical cancer.
It was important for FED to bring this treatment to the women of this region and to familiarize them with breast and cervical cancer. Created in 2000, FED is an organisation that works for the emancipation of the Haitian woman in the legal, social, political and economic fields which also involves taking control...
IHI celebrated International Women's Day with our patients, their friends and family in an a packed day full of speakers, discussions, sharing of opinions and much more. The day was filled with multiple speakers that addressed a multitude of topics concerning women in Haiti like their rights, their health and societal standing.
The event started with an introduction and welcome from IHI director, Dr. Vincent DeGennaro and program manager Mr. Kedner. They welcomed the patients and congratulated them on being present on this special day. March 8th International Women's day which is a day designated to uplift women and show support and solidarity to our patients in their battle with cancer.
"Nou kapab, Mwen Kapab" (I Can, We Can) is the theme for World Cancer Day. Innovating Health International celebrated this significant day with our wonderful patients and supportive community in Haiti. To commemorate #WorldCancerDay, IHI organized a day of education, awareness, testimonies, screenings and more.
We understand the importance of spreading the correct information about cancer in Haiti which is why we made it a point to cover all aspects of cancer, its treatments, prevention methods and more during this special day. We had an amazing turnout, over 150 people showed up and we were able to screen for both cervical and breast cancer.
More and more women are being diagnosed with cervical cancer in Haiti. We've come across hundreds of cases ourself and more often then not, the patients are seen when their cancer has reached an advanced stage and/or when it is too late.
We've partnered with Share Hope, to educate, test and treat the women that work in the multiple factories in the industrial parks. ShareHope is a company aiming to build a community in Haiti where people have dignified work, fair wages, the chance to learn, access to quality health care and so much more. Through their factory clinic improvement program, they are able to improve the health services provided to the workers.