Health—General & Rehabilitative


aka FHM

Chapel Hill, NC


FHM's mission is to support Haitian communities in their efforts to build and sustain healthy families through service, education and research.Our goals are to • “Improve the lives of the individuals"  • “Add value to communities" • “Produce a measurable changes in community health"• “Develop best practice models that can be duplicated in other communities"

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Principal Officer

Ms Kathy Walmer

Main Address

PO Box 16783

Chapel Hill, NC 27516 USA


Haiti,public health,cervical cancer,medical mission,mission travel, maternal child health, malnutrition, health clinic, PTSD, research





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Cancer Research (H30)

Christian (X20)

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Blanchard Clinic

Leogane Women's Health Program

Fondwa Community Projects

Carmelle Voltaire Women's Health Center

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Provide better access to affordable healthcare through a birthing center in the rural mountain community of Tome Gato, Haiti and the construction of a surgical center in Leogane. Both these facilities will bring life saving, quality care to women and children in the Leogane commune. No longer women will deliver at home without a skilled birth attendant and emergency care will be available.

FHM continues to work with the Ministry of Health and other organizations to standardize the care and treatment of women with cervical disease. FHM's goal is to expand cervical cancer screening nationwide using HPV screening when available.

Continued fundraising and collaborations with other organizations to expand resources for cervical cancer prevention and safe motherhood programs. Work with individuals, churches, organizations and grants to open and staff facilities primarily in central Haiti and the Leogane commune. Expand individual education through service learning opportunities which include individual mission teams and university student participation.

Family Health Ministries has been working in Haiti for over 22 years. We have developed strong partnerships in the country including the Ministry of Health, FOSREF, Chitia, and PIH. Through strong Haitian leadership, we are able to be successful in our programs because it is not FHM doing the work, but the partnerships that support the vision.

The Ministry of Health makes cervical cancer screening a priority in the country. Providing quality care to all women and the death rate from cervical cancer decreases.

When the Birthing Center in Tom Gato and the Leogane Surgical center are operational and there is a decrease in maternal mortality associated with childbirth.

Construction is complete on the Birthing Center in Tom Gato. Staff has been hired and the center is operational. Services need to continue to expand to add more educational programming and increase use of contraception.

Funding continues to be a need for the Surgical Center in Leogane before construction on that facility can take place.

Cervical cancer screening needs to be added to the rural mountain areas through the use of public health workers.

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In Haiti, all our clinic positions are filled by Haitian nationals.