ABOUT US

... KNOWING WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Enjoy reviewing this About Us section to learn Where is Thiotte; Our History; Volunteer Stories; and Organization & Financial information including our Board of Directors, Committees, USA Staff, and Haitian Staff

  Value to Thiotte, and throughout south east Haiti:


  Since 1997

  • HMMW volunteers have provided care to +/- 50,000 patients. Included among the tens of thousands of hours of specialized medical care our medical mission volunteers have provided:
  • 937 General Surgeries, including hernias, hydroceles, breast tumors, lipomas, minor growths and caesarean sections
  • 372 Eye Surgeries, including glaucoma, pterygium and cataract surgeries
  • 4,412 Vision Screenings combined with lens distribution, if required
  • 700 +/- Dental services including sealants and extractions
  • For 18 years, HMMW has stimulated the Haitian, and specifically Thiotte's economy, with over $750,000  of direct financial assistance targeted to positively impact health and build local capacity to provide health care.


  Winter/Spring example:

  • 52 medical mission volunteers participated in 4 medical mission teams.
  • Each volunteer provided 5+/- clinic days to complete their volunteer medical mission service.

  • HMMW volunteers provided care to 2,078 patients.

  • 1,388 patients received medical attention from our pediatricians, nurse practitioners, emergency team, and family practice doctors.

  • Each patient at minimum receives a health screening that included vital sign check-ups.

  • 477 patients received vision screening.

  • 362 pairs of glasses where distributed.

  • 46 patients received sight saving eye surgery.

  • 71 general surgery procedures were provided.

  • 57 dental patients received a combined 143 extractions.

  • 132 school aged children received dental sealants.

    THANK YOU TO OUR SKILLED and GENEROUS VOLUNTEERS!