In late June, The AFYA Foundation out of Yonkers, NY announced they were donating 18 pallets of personal protective equipment to The Dalton Foundation (DF) to be distributed via The Haiti Health Network (HHN). Crucial items like face shields, masks, gowns, and oxygen supplies were included in this generous donation which was valued at over $180,000. As a result, the DF and HHN team began preparing a distribution plan to spread out the donation and maximize impact while minimizing costs.
Hope for Haiti located in Les Ceyes Haiti has long been known as a leader in collaboration in the Southern part of Haiti and have been members of The Haiti Health Network since it’s inception in 2018. Nine of the pallets were donated to Hope for Haiti. They supported importation, allocation, and distribution of these pallets in the Southern part of Haiti. The second nine pallets were shipped into Northern Haiti with the support of partner, Konbit Sante to be distributed in the Nord and Nord Ouest Departments.
The Haiti Health Network, having recently completed data collection in the Nord Ouest department, knew that there was a dire need for supplies in this region. A new, collaborative partner was found in Centre Medical Beraca in Port de Paix. They were eager to support the network by contributing to shipping and delivery expenses as well as distributing to facilities in the Nord Ouest. We are truly grateful for all of these wonderful partners and look forward to sharing a distribution update as the supplies are delivered to specific facilities over the next month. Reach out to learn more!