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Hygiene

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The adoption of good hygiene practices and access to sanitation (i.e. toilet) facilities are critical in achieving sustainable improvements in community health.

Water Partners

Hygiene promotion ($100 - $300)
Hygiene promotion refers to a wide range of activities that encourage people to change their behaviour to reduce their vulnerability to water and sanitation related diseases by preventing faecal-oral disease transmission. Examples of common hygiene promotion messages include: drinking water only from safe sources; proper disposal of human excreta; storing and protecting drinking water from contamination; and, washing hands after going to the toilet and before handling food. It is important to resist wishing to pursue a




Cite Soleil Health

Created by Myriam Dejean, PINP staff member


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Cite Soleil is a community where people are living in truly extreme poverty. You've probably already read about them on our other pages. However, in the video images presented here they explain their living situations themselves.

Why are people living in Cite Soleil so sick?

Due to the poverty in which they are immersed they suffer from all kinds of needs and diseases.
However, when we question some of them about the Cholera, which has effected all of Haiti since October, 2010, they say that they were born in unsanitary conditions, so how is it possible that it kills us today? They do not believe that this microbe is comes from a lack of health care.

Safe Water

Are they drinking safe water?
When asked about water, they tell you it's not easy to figure out. Why would you care if it is safe or not? Other people just add a little Aquatab or some chlorine, which is not available to everybody, to purify their water. 90% of people there are drinking unsafe water because they don't have a way to buy a big gallon of drinkable water for 30 gourdes (75 cents US).
Unpurified water used to come to Cite Soleil about five times a week. Now it comes just once a week, and they have to fight to buy a bucket of water for 2 gourdes.

Health care

St Cathrine is the only hospital in Cite Soleil, but there are some clinics around it.
The majority of women suffer from vaginal infection due to the fact that water is not treated. And children frequently have fever, headaches, and malnutrition. They have an unbalanced diet, and they are anemia. so, people there when they are sick they don't go to the hospital because they have to wake up at 3 o'clock in the morning to have a chance to get a ticket to get a document to be able to see the doctor. And other have some opportunity to have the ticket they can't even not see the doctor due to too many people come at the same time. And the other problem you can have the prescription from the doctor but if you don't have the medicine inside of the hospital it's not going to be easy to buy it outside because it's expensive at the drugstore.
The others who do not have any possibility to go to the hospital, when they are sick they just buy a medicine in the street, according to what they are feeling to have. don't even care about the date expired medicine. and those medicines are exposed on the sun that is not good to keep is safe to drink.
How they can not be sick the way they are living? in a place where there is only one hospital for a population about 483, 000 people.

Sanitation

You can count on our fingers how many sanitary toilets, how many people have a place to do their needs. Having a toilet is one of their major concerns. The health of this population should be based on rehabilitation. They need to be rehabilitated, because they believe that cholera does not come from the fact that they eat with their hands that are dirty. They say it's not today that they would be victim of cholera. They still believe that microbes do not kill Haitians, because they were growing up in it. They believe that cholera comes from another country. they so worried about what they are going to have during the day it's happen to forget to do the first things concerning washing their body or brush their teeth.
they don't care to where ever they throw the garbage away, there isn't any spacial place to do that. some of them are using the canal to do their needs and to throw their dirty water, garbage ect...
then they have big problem when it's raining. No canalization, water come up in all houses there and that get time to be dried and that product mosquitoes, later will provide them malaria, fever and other sicknesses.



Was born in Cite Speaks
Entry date: Jul 11, 2012
Cholera, mother speaking 2
Entry date: Jul 11, 2012
Images from Cite Soleil
Entry date: Jul 11, 2012


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Health Skills : Moral & spiritual

Moral and spiritual health.
Think hard about this: what kinds of skills can we discuss in this segment?


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Health Skills : Physical environment

Shelter, for instance the floor of your home.
The neighborhood you live in and the facilities and infrastructure available.
The health of your neighbors and of the population.


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Health Skills : Social health

The social environment, including family, friends, work, government, safety, and more.
How to improve your social environment. How to deal with challenges and obstacles in the social environment.


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Health Skills : Emotional health

The meaning of emotional health.
How to maintain your emotional health.
Discuss the direct actions for Mental health.


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Health Skills : Preventive health




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Health Skills : Personal Hygiene

In Haiti, 80% people their Education are done due to that they do not give too much important with Corporeal Hygiene.


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Health Skills : Traditional medicine

Granmoun lontan fe remed fey plis konfyans pase medikaman medsin.le timoun yo malad,tankou: grip,lafyev,dyare,vomisman , problem nan bouch, dan ak gensiv, ect…
Yo toujou jwen yon remed fey pou trete avan menm ke yo pran chimen kay Dokte ak pitit yo e men pou pwop tete pa yo.


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Health Direct action : Nurture children

Hands to Hearts has several programs designed to improve the health and well-being of orphaned and vulnerable children through improved care during early childhood. They use a simple, effective, low cost low-tech and replicable method for training caregivers and parents.
A hands-on, fun, relaxing set of lessons for both adults and children. Available on a DVD. It is a key tool in building attachment, it supports all areas of development and it has emotional benefits for all involved.


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Health Direct action : Art therapy

Workshop
Learn about Art therapy. Practice in mini-center. Prepare to take into neighborhood.

Action
Hold workshop for PINP members and anyone interested in the PINP kiosk. Display artwork on homes and pubic structures in neighborhood and around the city.

Goals
Art can create social change.
The power of women and girls.
Building strong communities.


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Health Direct action : Co-Counseling

Using the program of Co-Counseling, groups of partners meet in a circle to share what lies in their hearts, and to explore what matters. Each speaks for 10 - 15 minutes, while the others cultivate compassionate listening.




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Health Direct action : Therapy

Psychological therapy for people in extreme poverty.


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Health Direct action : Other

Eye diagnosis (See Resources, below)
Hygiene training and assistance (Skills training is included in Family workshop)
Includes Clorox to clean food
Sanitation
Nutrition (Skills training is included in Food workshop)
Family planning, sexual diseases, etc. (Family workshop)




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Health Direct action : Clinic and checkups

Health checkups, guidance, and resources
I met a Nurse today. She would like to be volunteer, she has good experience working in the biggest hospital in Haiti. She told me that she can organize consultations and give medicines to our partners when they sick etc. How do you think we can use her as we receive some money from some of our global partners every time for hearth care?
My idea is that the community can create a project for building a clinic or health center. We can call it anything, we can try to raise money for buying basic medicines, that means the whole community will benefit the clinic for free. Maybe we can take a small fee from the other people who are not our Haitian Partners, like 50 gourdes ($1.25 US), and we can use this money to maintain the clinic, etc...
Estimated cost: $2,500.


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Health Direct action : Nutrional supplements

Very inexpensive product that can be distributed to hundreds of people in a neighborhood at low cost to provide basic nutrients. There is a well-known NGO in Haiti that produces a peanut butter nutritional supplement. Please contact them as well as research other options.

Lack of micronutrients such as folic acid, iodine, zinc and vitamin A injures and kills millions of children each year. Sufficient amounts of nutrients are essential for healthy development. A specially formulated peanut paste, developed in Haiti, can provide these nutrients for just a few cents per dose.



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