We are eager to announce the launch of Project PREP (Preparing, Reaching & Educating Providers) in partnership with Dr. Sandy Cayo and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
Project PREP is an intensive nursing residency program designed to ensure competencies and preparedness to practice among pre-licensure, first-year graduate nurses in rural St. Marc, Haiti.
Haiti has made tremendous progress towards recovery following the devastating earthquake in 2010, but the nation remains in need of further support to help its community rebuild and to become self-sustainable over time. Most recently Hurricane Mathew left over $1.9 billion in damages and an already fragile health care delivery system broken. More than half of the population lacks access to health services and there is a dire need for skilled health workers. Although more than 400 private nursing institutions have been created since the earthquake to rebuild the nursing workforce, standards and regulations to ensure the quality of education and the skills of nursing graduates in Haiti are limited (USAID, 2015). Despite the Ministry of Health’s efforts to enforce that all graduate nurses pass the state exam before being allowed to practice, less than 40% of all graduates attempted licensure in 2016 (Ministère de la Santé, 2015).
This program will utilize student teams and technology solutions to provide a smooth transition from student life into professional life, to strengthen student capacity in the area of practical skill-based care, ethics and professional nursing.
Thank you to our donors, supporters and loyal friends who attended HEAL Haiti’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala. Our sincerest appreciation to our Master of Ceremony, Dr. Jeff Gardere, and our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Marie-Paule Dupiton. Congratulations to our distinguished inductees and thank you for your unparalleled commitment and notable contributions to the development of Haiti.
Stephanie Balmir Villedouin,
Haiti’s Former Minister of Tourism
Royal Decameron Indigo Beach Resort & Spa
Corporate Leadership Award
Accepted by Christian Fombrun
Commitment to Global Transformational
Accepted by Israel Rocha, Jr, CEO
Finally, a special thanks to the Gala Planning Committee Members for hosting a successful and beautifully designed event. To our vendors, sponsors and major donors, we deeply appreciate your generosity. Together, we are making great strides in the health care delivery in Haiti.
With much appreciation,
Join us for our 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala
“Honoring Heroes and Vanguards of Haiti”
October 21, 2017
8pm Cocktail Hour | 9pm Dinner & Program| 10pm Entertainment & Dancing
Terrace on the Park
52-11 11th St. Flushing, NY 11368
cocktail hour | dinner | premium open bar | raffles | silent auction
Entertainment by: Tabou Combo
A fundraiser to support HEAL Haiti’s health education facility, education programs and annual health fairs in St. Marc, Haiti. HEAL Haiti is a 501 (c) (3).
For more information, contact HEAL Haiti at info@heal-Haiti.org or Nancy 917-216-2072
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HEAL Haiti invited friends, supporters and guests for a taste of Haitian culture.
We featured Lalo: made with crab, beef and a spinach-like plant found in Artibonite, Haiti. We introduced Oselet: a game played since the 8th century which found its way into Haitian culture.
Thank you to Timothy Warrington and Margarette Daniel Toure for capturing the experience.
We appreciate all who supported despite the rainy day!