In the Field with Dr. Anany
By Dr. Anany G. Prosper, CNP Country Director
In Haiti, the likelihood that a child will die before his or her 5th birthday is among the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Kore Timoun is here to change that.
In Haiti 1.3 million children (12% of the general population) are under 5 years old. The likelihood that these children will die before they reach their fifth birthday is amongst the highest in the Western Hemisphere. This is a sad reality of being born in Haiti. Dying from severe and acute malnutrition is tragic but preventable. However, CNP/Kore Timoun is literally alone in saving malnourished children in the region of Leogane. Thus, the support from our donors makes a huge and undeniable impact in the process of building a better and brighter future for the next generation.
Our programs are able to reinforce the legendary resilience of the Haitian community by providing training, therapeutic treatment, and safe and potable water to remote areas. These efforts save the lives of thousands of children every year.
Having been raised in Haiti, my choices and decisions were deeply impacted by the leadership and mentorship of strong maternal figures. Serving Kore Timoun has reinforced the importance of education and significance of women empowerment in our communities. Our work deeply correlates with the economic development of the local community and the healthy development of a child under five years of age.
To save the life of, and prevent the irreversible medical complications due to malnutrition, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for each child. It is healing and a blessing to feel and to know what it takes to be a servant to my "under 5 years of age" fellow Haitian citizens.