The GROW project an international community-to-community partnership working on local initiatives in health care and education in and around Cap Haitien, Haiti, and in the Greenbrier Valley in West Virginia. We strive to include and empower young people, local leaders, and community groups to establish priorities and make changes they believe will create a better future for their community.
In response to the cholera epidemic, they have established a concrete presence in a rural area in the mountains near Cap Haitien to provide healthcare to a population of over 10,000 people who, even before the earthquake in January of 2011, had no heath care infrastructure. They advocated for the region and encouraged Doctors without Borders/Medecines Sans Frontieres (MSF) to be partners on the cholera response. Together, they have been able to launch a community-based cholera response utilizing local infrastructure, civic organizations, and leadership to effectively distribute information and supplies as well as get as many patients as possible access to the cholera clinic/tent.Haiti | West Virginia
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