Mission: To improve the health and development of haitian children and women of child bearing age, particularly those suffering from malnutrition, who can in turn raise haiti from poverty.
Programs: Community health - providing direct services or support to local partners to strengthen community health and development, for example through immunization and safe water programs. The organization completed the process of mapping and registering homes in rural leogane in order to monitor family health.
health systems support - working with local partners to improve primary and emergency care services in leogane such as emergency surgery, deliveries with complications, and other direct health care servies.
therapeutic care - preventing and treating malnutrition in children from birth to age 5, pregnant women and lactating women through the hearth program which trains mothers to keep their children healthy with locally available and affordable foods, and the therapeutic care program which uses therapeutic food on an inpatient and outpatient basis to rehabilitate severely acutely malnourished children.
This is a wonderful non-profit with staff living and working on a daily basis in Leogane, Haiti (only office staff is in Chattanooga, TN). This program supports among many things the HEARTH method of training and educating monitrices, local women, who will then educate other Haitian women about the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding and other nutritional interventions for at-risk Haitian infants and children. CNP is making a difference in children's lives, has a method grounded in science and public health, and is a long established non-profit working in Haiti for over 15 years, even remaining active following the earthquake. I am an annual donor and members of my family have previously worked with CNP.