PORT-AU-PRINCE,

HAÏTI

 

In April 2012, The Heart Fund and its first Ambassador, the actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, organized a mission to provide support for children with heart diseases. As of today, The Heart Fund has enabled open-heart surgery on 14 children, the screening of 50 children and the communication of preventive information to 100 school children.

 

A better understanding of the local healthcare environment enabled defining a strategy based on the prevention and screening of heart diseases for a large part of the population. Long-term cooperation with local communities, medical institutions and the government is envisaged.

CARIBBEAN

 

The Heart Fund screens and treats children

with heart defects

HAÏTI

I had the opportunity to be in the operating room and was amazed to see how everything went: they opened the heart and were able to repair it with a needle.

 

—  JIMMY JEAN-LOUIS 
ACTOR

AMBASSADOR OF THE HEART FUND

POPULATION

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Overall population:    10,500,000

GDP per inhabitant:   $824

Births per year:          270,000

HEART DISEASES

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Prevalence of CHD:                6 - 8/1000

Number of CHD:                     2,160

Prevalence of RHD:                1.5 - 2/1000

Patients with RHD:                  210,000

Annual mortality due to RHD: 450

Prevalence of HTA:                 366 / 1000

Patients with HTA:                   3.8 million 

HEALTH SYSTEM

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Cardiac surgery center:   0

Heart surgeons:                  0

Cathlab:                            0

Cardiologist:                     1 / 700,000 (15)

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ACTIONS

Diagnosis

of children with heart defects

Cardiac sugery

for children with heart defect

Advocacy
Prevention

and health education

Equipment

 

Mobile clinic

RÉSULTATS 2015

50 children

screened in

Port-au-Prince

14 children

operated on

Meeting with Minister of Health and press conference

100 children

in Délard school

OBJECTIFS 2016

1000 children

screened 

50 enfants

operated on

Awareness campaign with Jimmy Jean-Louis

Telemedicine

plateform

Building of the first

Heart Mobile

IMPACT :

196

people benefit directly and indirectly from The Heart Fund programs (patients, families, medical personnel)

PARTNERS

 

 

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