Newslleter 2011
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Newslleter 2011

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The Northwest Region of Haiti is an area of 2,175.89 km2 and it is dived into 10 districts with a ratio of 1 site for medical help for each 543 km2. The total population is 611,630 which included women from 14-49, 163,837, children under five 71,805, and the remaining between 15 and 24 131,129 people. The city of Port-de-Paix which is the largest measures 380 km2 with a population of 180,810 (30% of the Northwest population) the percentage of female in the Department is 51.8% compare to male which is 48.2%. According to the “Enquête Mortalité Morbidité & Utilisation des services” (EMMUS IV) the Monitoring Evaluation Surveillance Interface (MESI) total of 7 sites of Voluntary Testing Center (VCT) – 89% of men against 81 women where never tested, 5 sites of “Prévention Tranmission Mère-Enfant” (PTME), 3 sites of Antéretroviral (ARV), and 4 sites of first aid; compare to the MAPHIV/AIDS VCT 11 sites, PTME 4 sites, ARV 1site and no first aids site to assist and service the Northwest of the country for that population. As per their March 2010 report the Northwest department has 3 sites of ARV (anteroviral testing).The services provided are insufficient to meet the needs of the infected individuals living under poverty level in that region.

Intervention

S.H.A.D. will provide intensive education, counseling and medical/emotional care to stop the proliferation of HIV/AIDS and decreased the death rate of the young, underprivileged women of ages (14-45) years of age and their unborn babies. It is possible to reach this goal via education and medical treatment. This is were your contribution and funding are needed: to create this permanent program in the Northwest of Haiti (Port-de-Paix). Our organization believes that the project will be realized if adequate funding is available to meet our objectives stated in this proposal. Our target population is unable to pay for services and as a result they are deprived of quality care and subsequently die. The statistics provided underestimates the infection rate as many are not tested. S.H.A.D.'s goal is to educate and provide consistent medical care. We at S.H.A.D. have a very good agenda to approach this urgent problem, but we are unable to fulfill our project alone from lack of funding from your organization and other volunteers/donors. Your contribution will help save the lives of thousands of young women and babies. We eagerly request your support to fund this program to help defeat HIV/AIDS in the Northwest Region of Haiti.

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