Our Model

Health Equity International is a recognized and award-winning leader providing accessible, compassionate, and quality healthcare in Haiti. In a country where too often the stories are of good intentions gone awry or promises going unfulfilled, we have a consistent track record for getting the job done and making a sustainable impact for the people and communities we serve.

Health Equity International has been able to find success in a context where so many others have failed.

We employ an integrative model for healthcare delivery that combines community health programs in remote villages with specialized clinical care at our referral hospital. This powerful model provides cost-effective and timely care to the populations we serve. Health Equity International's complementary system of care provides access to basic and preventative services in a large, remote, mountainous area, and ensures patients with serious and complex cases get the care they need.

Health Equity International is deeply responsive to and part of the communities we serve. From the beginning, our organization has engaged local Haitian community leadership in making plans, including establishing the hospital in Fond des Blancs. Of our more than 500 employees in Haiti, 98% are Haitian, including the majority of the leadership team: the Director General, Deputy Director General, and Medical Director. This community-led approach ensures that the organization’s initiatives and operations are culturally appropriate, responsive to the priorities of the service recipients, and empower Haitians to help Haitians.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Health Equity International is driven by the idea that health is the key to a society where every person can achieve her or his fullest potential. By showing what is possible in southern Haiti, we aim to be a model for providing high-quality, accessible healthcare in resource-poor places around the world.

Our Impact

Health Equity International's impact in Southern Haiti is measured in lives saved, children who survive and thrive, and healthy people who are able to support their families and help raise the standard of living for their communities.