Carol Roye with Haitian Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe and doctoral student Margarett Alexandre at a reception in his honor at The Silberman Center of Hunter College.
Thanks to you, the Adopt-A-Nurse-For-Haiti event held Friday November 9th raised
We are so grateful for the support we saw and felt especially in light of the challenges in everyone's life as storm recovery continues.
Thank you for creating this extraordinary step in our journey
We are well on our way to our first year goal of $200,000 !
Please see this moving video that was debuted at the fund raiser.
Nurses are the backbone of Haiti’s health care system. They are often the only health care providers available and are required to act as primary care providers. If Haitians have access to care at all, their care provider is almost certainly a nurse.
However, the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti was particularly devastating for the profession of nursing. The nursing school in Port-au-Prince was leveled, killing students and faculty. Nursing students now attend class in makeshift tents.
Currently, in Haiti, nurses only receive a diploma education, even though they are often called upon to provide primary care, prenatal care and other complex levels of care.
It is generally agreed by Haitians and foreigners who take care of patients in Haiti that more than anything else, Haiti desperately needs highly trained nurses.
Promoting Health In Haiti was founded to provide support for Haitian schools of nursing. The organization’s goal is to create collaborations between North American and Haitian schools of nursing, in order to develop Bachelor’s level and Master’s level nursing education; so that nurses will have the training they need to provide the complex care they are called on to deliver, in hospitals and in outpatient settings.