Community Health Committees
While there have been health committees in many communities, often they did not meet regularly and were generally reactive rather than taking a proactive approach to the health of their communities. Through our community health workers CNP is now working with existing committees and establishing new committees to educate the community in important health issues and to encourage them to work together to develop solutions to their health and nutrition problems. CNP is also working to ensure that nutrition and safe water are incorporated into the agendas.
One very visible example of CNP support is providing stretchers to the committees and access to mules to be used as local ambulances to get ill or injured villagers down the mountains to a health facility.
To view the entire CNP mule team: Barney, Bon Ami, Burrito, Charlie, Cupcake, Figi dous, Grace, Henry, Hercules Harry, Hope, Hud, Jack, Lucy, Mutter, Nate, Nellie, Otis, Paul, Smokey, Ti Laina, Victor, Walter, Wilifred and William, click here.
Family-based Census and GPS Siting
CNP has conducted a family based census throughout rural Leogane, collecting detailed information on every member of every household, with special attention paid to children under the age of five and women of reproductive age, the target populations of our programs. The results of this census are entered into our database and continually updated.
The CNP monitrices conducted the census in conjunction with a mapping project, using GPS devices to record the coordinates of each house in each village. The coordinates were entered into Google maps to generate detailed maps of the communities of Leogane. With these coordinates, we can find and follow up on every person identified in our census area so that none will be overlooked or forgotten
Community success narrative
For a narrative of how all CNP programs may work together for success in the life of a Haitian family and, as a result, the community at large, click here.