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Causes: Children & Youth, Community Health Systems, Food, Health, International, International Development, Nutrition, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is accomplished in several ways: * A continuing commitment to rural communities by establishing and funding sustainable programs; * Training of Haitian physicians, nurses and allied health professionals; and * Providing technology, supplies and equipment to our clinic in Thomonde and other affiliated programs throughout Haiti. Our experience has taught us several important lessons. In order to succeed in an environment such as Haiti, partnerships with community-based organizations and other committed local partners is essential. "Top down" externally imposed programs will not succeed and improving health can not be addressed without also addressing it's social, cultural and economic context. Finally, programs must be culturally acceptable, utilize realistic technologies and be cost effective.

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