US-Based Haitian Healthcare Plan
Haiti’s Human Development Index (HDI) is 163, six points above Afghanistan–a country that has been in a perpetual state of war. The Dominican Republic enjoys a HDI of 99. HDI manifests itself, for example, through life expectancy, which in Haiti is 63 years (a full decade behind neighboring Dominican Republic and nearly 2 decades behind many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.)
This survey evaluates what a participatory service model could look like in order to engage the Haitian Diaspora in an innovative way to foster improvement and complement Haiti’s healthcare system. Any such service model should raise the standard-of-care, improve the physical and operating capacity of hospitals, and extend access to the 10.5 million Haitians who will never see a health professional until it is too late.
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