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Reducing Travel Time, Saving Lives: The Importance of Helicopter Air Ambulance in Haiti

August 16, 2023

In Haiti, a country where travel to medical care can be a brutal trip lasting up to 12 hours, the importance of helicopter air ambulance services cannot be overstated. Haiti Air Ambulance (HAA) is a non-profit organization that stands as the only helicopter air ambulance service dedicated to serving the 11.4 million people of Haiti, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our Life-Saving Services Uplift Haitians in Their Time of Need

HAA’s goal is to help the Haitian community in as many ways as possible, including medically, economically, environmentally, and socially. Here’s how we make an impact 365 days a year:

  • 2,000 patients have benefited from transport, triage, and treatment.
  • 126 rural clinics and major hospitals depend on HAA for patient transport.
  • 60,000 COVID-19 vaccines and critical medical supplies were delivered.
  • 600 First Aid courses are delivered annually to medical personnel and their communities.

Helicopter Air Ambulance Response

HAA is the only helicopter air ambulance service for the 11.4 million people of Haiti. We perform life-saving measures for pregnant women and their newborns and transport patients, doctors, vaccines, and medical supplies to clinics and hospitals across the country. We are also the first on-site to help rescue and treat victims of humanitarian crises, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and epidemics.

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The Importance of Your Donation

Your donation makes it possible for HAA to provide life-saving helicopter transport that reduces travel time to just 24 minutes. This is a significant reduction from the brutal 12-hour trips that some patients have to endure to reach medical care. In a country where time is often the difference between life and death, this reduction in travel time is not just a convenience; it’s a necessity.

Imagine a pregnant woman in a remote village, facing complications, and the nearest medical facility is hours away by road. Or consider a critically injured person who needs immediate medical attention but is trapped in an area with no easy access to healthcare. These are not hypothetical scenarios but real-life situations that occur in Haiti. HAA’s helicopter air ambulance service is often the only hope for such individuals.

By supporting HAA, you are not only contributing to faster medical transport but also ensuring that the most vulnerable populations have access to critical care when they need it most. Your donation helps in maintaining the helicopters, training the medical staff, and ensuring that the service remains available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. It’s a contribution towards a more equitable healthcare system in Haiti, where every life is valued, and timely medical care is a right, not a privilege.

The impact of your donation goes beyond the immediate medical needs. It supports a broader vision of a healthier Haiti, where distance and economic barriers do not determine whether a person lives or dies. By reducing travel time, HAA is not only saving lives but also fostering a sense of community and solidarity, where everyone has a fair chance at life.

How You Can Help

Donate To Haiti Air Ambulance.

Haiti Air Ambulance is more than just a service; it’s a lifeline for the people of Haiti. By reducing travel time and providing critical medical care, we are saving lives every day. Whether it’s delivering vaccines, providing first aid training, or transporting patients in need, HAA is making a tangible difference in the lives of Haitians. Your support can help us continue this vital work.

Donate today and be a part of our life-saving mission.