HUFH Will Not Be Deterred: Working to Alleviate a Looming Humanitarian Crisis
Posted on November 4, 2019
Massive humanitarian crises are not always caused by earthquakes and hurricanes, or even outright warfare. Sometimes it can be a society that suddenly finds itself deprived of a vital resource or in the midst of government upheaval. In Haiti’s case, a fuel crisis — caused in part by the collapse of the Venezuelan oil industry […]
Haitian Run – Haitian Led: HUFH Welcomes Its New In-Country Leadership Team
Posted on April 29, 2019
As we focus on Haitian Run – Haitian Led, Programs that last, HUFH is pleased to introduce you to our new in-country management team.
Education: the Key to Lifesaving Programs
Posted on June 14, 2019
Haitian Run – Haitian Led: At Hands Up for Haiti, our Medika Mamba malnutrition program is an essential part of our work to ensure a healthy future for the children of Haiti. Our doctors, nurses and trained community health workers (TSKs), all members of the communities that they serve, go into the community to identify […]
Dr. Allison Platt: A Doctor of Distinction
Posted on August 16, 2019
Dr. Allison Platt, Hands Up for Haiti’s president and a pediatrician in private practice, has been selected as an honoree by a panel of experts for the sixth annual Doctors of Distinction Awards in Westchester County. This award recognizes health care leaders for their outstanding dedication and commitment to medicine that impact our community each […]
NJ Governor’s Awards recognize Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento and HUFH
Posted on May 24, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento, HUFH co-founder and director of our global health program, for being awarded the NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service in the Ambassador Category!
Recap: HUFH’s Annual Gala in Honor of Dr. Jill Ratner!
Posted on April 29, 2019
Hands Up for Haiti (HUFH) is proud to have honored Dr. Jill Ratner, co-founder of HUFH and a devoted medical humanitarian.
Haiti’s Clean Water Problem and What We are Doing to Fix It
Posted on October 17, 2017
There are so many health and medical-related challenges in Haiti that it is often hard to prioritize who and what to treat. While the problems are numerous, the funds needed to tackle them are lacking. Malnutrition, clean water, helping mothers and children severely lacking in basic medical care – these are just a few of […]
Worth the Wait: The Journey of the Ultrasound
Posted on May 23, 2017
A young woman lies on the examining table, anxious and unsure. She tested positive for pregnancy, but after being seen at a local clinic, she was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy, a potentially life-threatening situation when an embryo implants in the fallopian tubes rather than the uterus. She sought help at Justinian University Hospital and […]
Mesi Mesi Anpil: Thank You for Making Possible What We Do
Posted on December 30, 2016
Heal – Teach – Support. These are the words that guide all that we do at Hands Up for Haiti. But how are we able to do what we do? Only with the generous support of our donors and volunteers. Your help truly makes a difference in the lives of the people that we help. […]
HUFH Clean Water Efforts –More than a Drop in the Bucket
Posted on November 18, 2016
Water equals life. And clean water equals health. It’s a simple concept but it has powerful meaning. Waterborne bacteria cause infectious diarrhea and life threatening cholera and are a direct result of people forced to drink unclean water to survive. So much of the disease that we treat in Haiti would be prevented by the […]