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Health

Many families across the Caribbean and Latin America lack access to healthcare, cannot afford basic medicines or struggle with transportation costs to reach the nearest hospital. Families who have access to healthcare and basic medicines are more likely to access education and be able to sustain their own livelihood.

Food For The Poor Canada ships and distributes medicines, medical machinery, hospital beds and medical supplies to underserved hospitals and clinics across Jamaica and Haiti, improving access to healthcare.

  • Less than half of Haiti’s rural population has access to safe drinking water.
  • Nearly 6 million children under the age of 5 died in 2015.
  • Infant mortality is 52 per 1,000 live births in Haiti, almost twice the regional average.
  • Life expectancy in Haiti is 64 years compared to the average 75 across the Caribbean and Latin America.

What We Do

  • Ship and distribute pharmaceuticals and medical machinery, hospital beds and medical supplies to hospitals and health clinics across Jamaica and Haiti.
  • Build water wells, water collection systems and ensure access to clean water.

Projects

Impact

  • Shipped $20 million in medicine to Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica
  • Provided 101 hospital beds to underserved hospitals
  • Distributed 500 layettes to mothers in Haiti
  • Provided an ambulance for a hospital in Jamaica
  • Provided four ultrasound machines and 1 X-ray machine for hospitals in Haiti
  • Provided 2 Dialysis machines and supplies to Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation
  • Provided an ophthalmology machine for an eye clinic in Jamaica

Gifts of Hope