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According to the Institute of Haitian Statistics, 78% of Haitians are poor, living on less than US$2 a day and 54% are living in extreme poverty, with less than US$1 a day. Due to this profound poverty, Haiti’s life expectancy, infant mortality and child mortality rank among the worst in the world.
With the influx of money and non-governmental organizations following the 2010 earthquake, acute medical care in Haiti has begun to improve. Unfortunately, patients with chronic diseases have been largely neglected, have become extremely vulnerable and are often marginalized. Most are unable to access a medical home, receiving fragmented or no care. As a result, many of these children suffer from significant morbidity or do not survive their illnesses.