FHM News

To another 25 Years!

Our 2018 Gala and Silent Auction was a huge success!  Thank you for spending your evening with us as we celebrated the last 25 years of Family Health Ministries and looked towards the future for women and children in Haiti.  We had a record number of supporters this year, with over 300 of you participating either in person, online, or by sponsoring the event and giving auction items.  Together, we raised over $62,000 to support the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center in Tom Gato, enough to fully fund clinic operations for one year. Read More

We Have Moved Back to Chapel Hill

We are excited to be back in Chapel Hill!
Our new mailing address is PO Box 16783, Chapel Hill NC 27516-6783 Read More

Haiti sans (without) Cervical Cancer

Haiti sans Cervical Cancer (HsCC) hosted its second annual meeting at the Montana in Port-au-Prince on Monday, June 28, 2018. Family Health Ministries US and Haitian staff were in attendance. People representing Haitian organizations, Haitian and US healthcare providers, the Haitian Ministry of Health, and US based NGOs discussed a variety of topics which included, developing a screening registry, treatment protocols, and a potential HPV vaccine program.  Didi Bertand shared her expertise, personal cervical cancer story and vision for cervical cancer prevention in Haiti. It is HsCC’s hope that with shared resources and partnership, the country can begin minimizing the cervical cancer burden in Haitian women.

FHM Featured Focus

Come Run/Walk with us September 29th!

 

 

On September 29rd, 519church  is teaming up with local sponsors to offer a run through Perimeter Park in Morrisville, NC. In its seventh year, this race has become a local favorite supporting Family Health Ministries women’s health center in Tom Gato, Haiti.

This year’s course provides a great race for both first-time and experienced runners. In addition to the 5K, their will be a 1-mile fun run so that families can come out and run together. Strollers and dogs welcome!

Hope to see you there and help raise funds for the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center. For more information and registration click here.

 

 

 

Blog

  By: Sarah Beaverson When I first arrived in Haiti, I was overwhelmed by the foreign language I heard around me. I struggled to understand individuals and the Haitian Creole words being yelled across the streets. After mastering the basic “Bonjou” and “Bonswa” (good morning and good afternoon – twoRead More
  Our time here in Haiti has been an incredibly immersive experience into global health fieldwork. As we look back at the past 6 weeks, we can’t believe how quickly our time here has gone by. Our first few days were marked by confusion and excessive sweating; Creole made noRead More
Meet Soinie. To say Soinie is an inspiration is an understatement! This determined lady is breaking the mold in order to build a better life for her family and the community of Fondwa. Soinie (pronounced swah-nee) has joined our construction crew to build FHM’s Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center.
Many Haitian dishes are not complete without “pikliz”. I’m a Southern gal and cole slaw is a common side dish where I’m from. Well, pikliz looks similar to cole slaw but less creamy and a lot more spicy! Haitians use it as a relish to spice up their dish, takingRead More