July 29, 2016

Three months ago, IHI and Papillion Enterprise embarked on a joint venture to provide jobs for women that have metastatic breast cancer. The program came to life after Melissa, one of our patients, came into the ward one day and handed our staff a small picture of her five-year-old son. She is 32 years old and her partner deserted her after she was diagnosed with cancer. “Please, will you take him when I am gone”, she asked with tears in her eyes.

Living with metastatic breast cancer in Haiti is difficult enough without also having to worry everyday about the future of the children that mothers afflicted with the disease leave behind. Children who lose their mothers in Haiti are often abandoned or...

July 27, 2016

Public hospitals in Haiti primarily serve the poor. Medical staff striking due to depleting medical supplies, dismal pay and poor working conditions have caused these hospitals to shut down.

Haitians who desperately need medical care and cannot afford the high rates of many private doctors are now heading in even higher numbers to clinics run by international organizations. IHI’s breast cancer program is no exception. It is currently one of only two operational and accessible services in the country. The other center is also struggling to admit new patients; wait lists are weeks long.

Over the last three months, IHI's cancer program has seen a three-fold increase in the number of wom...

July 22, 2016

Innovating Health International (IHI) is the new name of the Women’s Cancer Program in Haiti. You have supported us in the past and we hope that you continue to do so under our new name. The same compassionate team of doctors and nurses will continue to treat people of all socioeconomic backgrounds under the banner of IHI.

We also have a beautiful new Women’s Cancer Center that is treating more patients than ever before. IHI has moved to St. Luke’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, right next to the US Embassy. The new center has three buildings, air conditioning, bathrooms, offices, a patient support meeting room, and a specialized chemotherapy mixing hood. If we could do all those amazing things before wit...

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