Mission: Hope Through Health was founded in the spirit of social justice to promote health as a human right. Our approach is two fold: 1. to reduce inequity in poverty settings by providing technical and financial support to community-based health initiatives 2. to establish solidarity through the development of long-term global partnershipsWe empower communities in Africa and mobilize communities in the United States to ensure that the highest standard of care is available to individuals regardless of their ability to pay. We improve health. We provide hope.
Programs: Hope through health, inc. (hth) provided financial support to association espoir pour demain - lidaw (aed-lidaw) through monthly grant allocations. The hth/aed-lidaw collaboration supports comprehensive medical and psychosocial care to approximately 1,000 aed-lidaw members living with hiv/aids in the kara region of togo, west africa, as part of the community directed hiv initiative to develop a community-based model ensuring comprehensive hiv/aids treatment to people living in poverty, empowering members and families to direct effective treatment and care at the community level.
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I am fortunate that Hope through Health was my first experience working in the field of international health 5 years ago. I remain a strong advocate. The mission and values of HTH, and their respect for the communities they work with is something that has shaped my career path and has given me faith that external aid can be helpful. My experience in Togo allowed me to experience first hand an extraordinary community empowerment model that is sadly missing from traditional development approaches. By forming a true and authentic partnership with people living with HIV/AIDS, this organization respects the autonomy and culture of the communities with which they work while offering their own strength of technical and financial support. Hope Through Health gives community members access to much needed holistic health care, and fosters social support and unity among people with a highly stigmatized health condition. This is sustainable, respectful of human dignity, and represents true empowerment. An example of an effective and holistic bottom up approach that gives many individuals the human right to health.