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Boutik Sante is Fonkoze’s innovative program bringing health products, services, and education to rural Haiti while introducing a new business

Health Program

Fonkoze’s Health program provides our clients with crucial health support as they continue climbing our Staircase Out of Poverty. We offer health trainings, vitamin distribution and training, referrals, and screenings for child malnutrition.

 

Our Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers) play a key role in the distribution network for our Health services. During trainings led by Fonkoze staff, Center chiefs receive vitamins to distribute to their Center members, learn about preventative healthcare, and are trained to screen their members’ children for malnutrition.

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Boutik Sante (community health store)

Boutik Sante is Fonkoze’s innovative program bringing health products, services, and education to rural Haiti while introducing a new business opportunity to its nationwide network of microfinance clients. As a social enterprise, the beauty of Boutik Sante is not only its impact on health outcomes but also that it will be self-sustaining by 2021 - no longer requiring further investment.

 

Seventy-five percent of Haitians lack access to health products and services, particularly those living in rural and hard-to-reach areas. When available, medicines are prohibitively expensive, at three times the international market rate, and frequently of poor quality.

 

Accordingly, many Haitians only seek care and treatment when illnesses reach crisis-level. By then, an illness that may have been treated or avoided with a simple, over-the-counter medicine, has reached an acute and occasionally irreversible stage.

 

Community Health Training: Boutik Sante

 

Although the provision of many health services requires highly trained professionals, there is consensus that the delivery of a number of basic, essential health services can be shifted to community members who receive rapid, skills-based training with close supervision. Boutik Sante trains leaders in Fonkoze’s microfinance client network to become Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs).

 

2014 Pilot: Boutik Sante

 

A 2014 pilot program proved Boutik Sante to be both clinically effective, improving health outcomes and increasing the use of health goods among 4,500 beneficiaries—and financially sustainable, with 20% profit margins for 69 CHEs within six months of operating. New to Haiti, this innovation draws on successful similar models that are being implemented worldwide.

 

Scaling Up + Sustainability: Boutik Sante

 

In 2015, Boutik Sante launched its five-year scaling phase, supported by Healthy Entrepreneurs, its supply chain partner. Fonkoze is also working with the Haiti Ministry of Health to coordinate patient referrals. As of September 2017, Boutik Sante has trained 874 CHEs. These CHEs have improved access for 976,000 rural Haitians to health products, services and education.

 

By 2020, Boutik Sante will have trained 1,800 CHEs, reaching over two million individuals in rural Haiti. One of the key aspects of this model is that, after initial start-up costs, sales of products and services will enable the program to be fully sustainable and perpetuated by the market, itself.

 

Number of rural Haitians with improved access to health products, education and

services: 976,000 (as of September 2017)

 

Impact Monitoring: Boutik Sante

 

Fonkoze has collaborated with researchers from Columbia University to monitor the program rollout to assess impacts on health outcomes, and we have recently established a research partnership with Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The primary indicator will be the proportion of children under five years of age with morbidity due to diarrhea, fever and/or acute respiratory infection with a target of a 20% reduction. Secondary indicators relate to family planning; maternal and child health; and chronic disease.

Read Their Stories

When asked about her motivation in life, she says, “I am not married, but I work hard for my eight-year-old daughter. I want to see her succeed in life.” - Odette Midy (pictured left)

 

Read their stories of triumph and struggle; get to know some of the strongest, bravest and hardworking women we know!

 

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Copyright © 2017 Fonkoze.  All Rights Reserved.

Health Program

Making health services and education accessible to rural Haitian communities.

»

Give a gift of Hope

this holiday season

to help us defeat poverty throughout Haiti.

 

Give Now

 

Health Program

Fonkoze’s Health program provides our clients with crucial health support as they continue climbing our Staircase Out of Poverty. We offer health trainings, vitamin distribution and training, referrals, and screenings for child malnutrition.

 

Our Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers) play a key role in the distribution network for our Health services. During trainings led by Fonkoze staff, Center chiefs receive vitamins to distribute to their Center members, learn about preventative healthcare, and are trained to screen their members’ children for malnutrition.

'tis the season

Give a gift of hope!

«

Boutik Sante (community health store)

Boutik Sante is Fonkoze’s innovative program bringing health products, services, and education to rural Haiti while introducing a new business opportunity to its nationwide network of microfinance clients. As a social enterprise, the beauty of Boutik Sante is not only its impact on health outcomes but also that it will be self-sustaining by 2021, no longer requiring further investment.

 

Seventy-five percent of Haitians lack access to health products and services, particularly those living in rural and hard-to-reach areas. When available, medicines are prohibitively expensive, at three times the international market rate, and frequently of poor quality.

 

Accordingly, many Haitians only seek care and treatment when illnesses reach crisis-level. By then, an illness that may have been treated or avoided with a simple, over-the-counter medicine, has reached an acute and occasionally irreversible stage.

 

Community Health Training: Boutik Sante

 

Although the provision of many health services requires highly trained professionals, there is consensus that the delivery of a number of basic, essential health services can be shifted to community members who receive rapid, skills-based training with close supervision. Boutik Sante trains leaders in Fonkoze’s microfinance client network to become Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs).

 

2014 Pilot: Boutik Sante

 

A 2014 pilot program proved Boutik Sante to be both clinically effective, improving health outcomes and increasing the use of health goods among 4,500 beneficiaries—and financially sustainable, with 20% profit margins for 69 CHEs within six months of operating. New to Haiti, this innovation draws on successful similar models that are being implemented worldwide.

 

Scaling Up + Sustainability: Boutik Sante

 

In 2015, Boutik Sante launched its five-year scaling phase, supported by Healthy Entrepreneurs, its supply chain partner. Fonkoze is also working with the Haiti Ministry of Health to coordinate patient referrals. As of September 2017, Boutik Sante has trained 874 CHEs. These CHEs have improved access for 976,000 rural Haitians to health products, education and services.

 

By 2020, Boutik Sante will have trained 1,800 CHEs, reaching over two million individuals in rural Haiti. One of the key aspects of this model is that, after initial start-up costs, sales of products and services will enable the program to be fully sustainable and perpetuated by the market, itself.

 

Number of rural Haitians with improved access to health products, education and services: 976,000 (as of September 2017)

 

Impact Monitoring: Boutik Sante

 

Fonkoze has collaborated with researchers from Columbia University to monitor the program rollout to assess impacts on health outcomes, and we have recently established a research partnership with Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The primary indicator will be the proportion of children under five years of age with morbidity due to diarrhea, fever and/or acute respiratory infection with a target of a 20% reduction. Secondary indicators relate to family planning; maternal and child health; and chronic disease.

Read Their Stories

When asked about her motivation in life, she says, “I am not married, but I work hard for my eight-year-old daughter. I want to see her succeed in life.” - Odette Midy (pictured left)

 

Read their stories of triumph and struggle; get to know some of the strongest, bravest and hardworking women we know!

 

Donate Today

Get Updates

Learn More

Copyright © 2017 Fonkoze.  All Rights Reserved.

 

Give a gift of Hope

this holiday season

to help defeat poverty throughout Haiti.

 

Give Now

Health Program

Making health services and education accessible to rural Haitian communities.

»

'Tis the season

Give a Gift of hope!

«

Health Program

Fonkoze’s Health program provides our clients with crucial health support as they continue climbing our Staircase Out of Poverty. We offer health trainings, vitamin distribution and training, referrals, and screenings for child malnutrition.

 

Our Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers) play a key role in the distribution network for our Health services. During trainings led by Fonkoze staff, Center chiefs receive vitamins to distribute to their Center members, learn about preventative healthcare, and are trained to screen their members’ children for malnutrition.

Boutik Sante (community health store)

Boutik Sante is Fonkoze’s innovative program bringing health products, services, and education to rural Haiti while introducing a new business opportunity to its nationwide network of microfinance clients. As a social enterprise, the beauty of Boutik Sante is not only its impact on health outcomes but also that it will be self-sustaining by 2021, no longer requiring further investment.

 

Seventy-five percent of Haitians lack access to health products and services, particularly those living in rural and hard-to-reach areas. When available, medicines are prohibitively expensive, at three times the international market rate, and frequently of poor quality.

 

Accordingly, many Haitians only seek care and treatment when illnesses reach crisis-level. By then, an illness that may have been treated or avoided with a simple, over-the-counter medicine, has reached an acute and occasionally irreversible stage.

 

Community Health Training: Boutik Sante

 

Although the provision of many health services requires highly trained professionals, there is consensus that the delivery of a number of basic, essential health services can be shifted to community members who receive rapid, skills-based training with close supervision. Boutik Sante trains leaders in Fonkoze’s microfinance client network to become Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs).

 

2014 Pilot: Boutik Sante

 

A 2014 pilot program proved Boutik Sante to be both clinically effective, improving health outcomes and increasing the use of health goods among 4,500 beneficiaries—and financially sustainable, with 20% profit margins for 69 CHEs within six months of operating. New to Haiti, this innovation draws on successful similar models that are being implemented worldwide.

 

Scaling Up + Sustainability: Boutik Sante

 

In 2015, Boutik Sante launched its five-year scaling phase, supported by Healthy Entrepreneurs, its supply chain partner. Fonkoze is also working with the Haiti Ministry of Health to coordinate patient referrals. As of September 2017, Boutik Sante has trained 874 CHEs. These CHEs have improved access for 976,000 rural Haitians to health products, education and services.

 

By 2020, Boutik Sante will have trained 1,800 CHEs, reaching over two million individuals in rural Haiti. One of the key aspects of this model is that, after initial start-up costs, sales of products and services will enable the program to be fully sustainable and perpetuated by the market, itself.

 

Number of rural Haitians with improved access to health products, education and services: 976,000 (as of September 2017)

 

Impact Monitoring: Boutik Sante

 

Fonkoze has collaborated with researchers from Columbia University to monitor the program rollout to assess impacts on health outcomes, and we have recently established a research partnership with Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The primary indicator will be the proportion of children under five years of age with morbidity due to diarrhea, fever and/or acute respiratory infection with a target of a 20% reduction. Secondary indicators relate to family planning; maternal and child health; and chronic disease.

Read Their Stories

When asked about her motivation in life, she says, “I am not married, but I work hard for my eight-year-old daughter. I want to see her succeed in life.” - Odette Midy

 

Read their stories of triumph and struggle; get to know some of the strongest, bravest and hardworking women we know!

Donate Today

Get Updates

Learn More

Copyright © 2017 Fonkoze.  All Rights Reserved.

Health

Making health services accessible to rural Haitian communities.

»

Health Program

Fonkoze’s Health program provides our clients with crucial health support as they continue climbing our Staircase Out of Poverty. We offer health trainings, vitamin distribution and training, referrals, and screenings for child malnutrition.

 

Our Solidarity Center chiefs (women elected as leaders by their peers) play a key role in the distribution network for our Health services. During trainings led by Fonkoze staff, Center chiefs receive vitamins to distribute to their Center members, learn about preventative healthcare, and are trained to screen their members’ children for malnutrition.

Boutik Sante

Boutik Sante is Fonkoze’s innovative program bringing health products, services, and education to rural Haiti while introducing a new business opportunity to its nationwide network of microfinance clients. As a social enterprise, the beauty of Boutik Sante is not only its impact on health outcomes but also that it will be self-sustaining by 2021, no longer requiring further investment.

 

Seventy-five percent of Haitians lack access to health products and services, particularly those living in rural and hard-to-reach areas. When available, medicines are prohibitively expensive, at three times the international market rate, and frequently of poor quality.

 

Accordingly, many Haitians only seek care and treatment when illnesses reach crisis-level. By then, an illness that may have been treated or avoided with a simple, over-the-counter medicine, has reached an acute and occasionally irreversible stage.

 

Community Health Training: Boutik Sante

 

Although the provision of many health services requires highly trained professionals, there is consensus that the delivery of a number of basic, essential health services can be shifted to community members who receive rapid, skills-based training with close supervision. Boutik Sante trains leaders in Fonkoze’s microfinance client network to become Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs).

 

2014 Pilot: Boutik Sante

 

A 2014 pilot program proved Boutik Sante to be both clinically effective, improving health outcomes and increasing the use of health goods among 4,500 beneficiaries—and financially sustainable, with 20% profit margins for 69 CHEs within six months of operating. New to Haiti, this innovation draws on successful similar models that are being implemented worldwide.

 

Scaling Up + Sustainability: Boutik Sante

 

In 2015, Boutik Sante launched its five-year scaling phase, supported by Healthy Entrepreneurs, its supply chain partner. Fonkoze is also working with the Haiti Ministry of Health to coordinate patient referrals. As of September 2017, Boutik Sante has trained 874 CHEs. These CHEs have improved access for 976,000 to health products, education & services.

 

By 2020, Boutik Sante will have trained 1,800 CHEs, reaching over two million individuals in rural Haiti. One of the key aspects of this model is that, after initial start-up costs, sales of products and services will enable the program to be fully sustainable and perpetuated by the market, itself.

 

Number of rural Haitians with improved access to health products, education & services: 976,000 (as of September 2017)

 

Impact Monitoring: Boutik Sante

 

Fonkoze has collaborated with researchers from Columbia University to monitor the program rollout to assess impacts on health outcomes, and we have recently established a research partnership with Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The primary indicator will be the proportion of children under five years of age with morbidity due to diarrhea, fever and/or acute respiratory infection with a target of a 20% reduction. Secondary indicators relate to family planning; maternal and child health; and chronic disease.

Read Their Stories

When asked about her motivation in life, she says, “I am not married, but I work hard for my eight-year-old daughter. I want to see her succeed in life.” - Odette Midy (pictured left)

 

Read their stories of triumph and struggle; get to know some of the strongest, bravest and hardworking women we know!

Donate Today

Get Updates

Learn More

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