Everyone Deserves a Chance
Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and the third poorest nation in the world. With a population of 11 million people, Haitians have many challenges accessing healthcare. Jefferson’s Department of Otolaryngology is world-renowned for advancing technologies, tools, and techniques to provide leading-edge, multidisciplinary care. Since 2014, the department's Head and Neck Surgery team—accompanied by residents, medical students, nurses, and anesthetists—have conducted surgical missions at Haiti's Hospital Lumiere in Bonne Finne and St. Luke’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
CHANCE doctors donate their time and skills, performing all services free of charge while the medication, equipment, and instruments required to successfully perform these complex surgeries are provided through the generosity of our benefactors.
Before & After
Only about a third of patients with treatable cancer can afford to seek out care by leaving Haiti to get radiation, surgery, or other therapies. Meet a few of the many faces the Jefferson CHANCE team has healed.
You Make the Difference
According to global estimates from the World Health Organization, by 2020 there will be approximately 14 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year in low- and middle-income countries, nations which are woefully unprepared to handle the looming health crisis. As we continue to build relationships with global partners and local Haitian communities, philanthropic support is vital to help bring radiation therapy to Haiti. Your generosity has the power to open new doors, form new partnerships, and save countless lives for years to come.
- $50 will help provide a needed outpatient procedure to someone who otherwise would not be able to afford it.
- $250 will repair the cleft lip of a child who has lived far too long with a facial deformity.
- $500 will cover expenses related to a parotidectomy, thyroidectomy, or tracheal resection.
- $1,000 will make a free-flap-reconstruction surgery a reality for a patient in need. Jefferson Head and Neck surgeons are the first and only physicians to perform this complex surgery in Haiti.
- $5,000 will provide surgical supplies and instruments needed for a week’s worth of operations.
- $15,000 will fully fund surgeries, supplies, and travel for physicians and nurses for a one-week trip.
- $25,000 will fully fund a Haitian resident to stay for a three-to-four-month educational rotation at Jefferson, covering room and board, living and travel expenses, and the cost of educational courses.
- $50,000 will fully fund one year’s worth of surgical mission trips to Haiti.