Homeopaths Without Borders (NA)  is a service group that has focused the majority of its efforts in Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake there. In addition to providing medical relief to homeless and displaced Haitians in tent camps around Port-au-Prince, HWB-NA has developed and implemented a formal training program to teach homeopathy. Graduates of this program are Homeopathes Communautaires and they serve their local communities through health education, therapeutics for common acute and chronic conditions, and epidemic disease prevention.

Additionally, HWB is developing training for birth attendants to use homeopathy under the wise guidance of midwife and homeopath Lauren Fox HNP, BC, CCH; Haiti has one of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in the world. Pregnancy should not be a death sentence for anyone, and HWB is working hard to provide support options for pregnant and laboring women and the birth attendants who help them.

From 2012 through 2015, Karen Allen served as Education Director for HWB-NA. She traveled to Haiti to teach, provide clinical support and supervision several times in 2012. In 2013-15, she worked with a team of volunteers and HWB staff to formalize the curriculum for the Homeopathes Communautaires into a text book.

If you want a sense of what it is like to be in Haiti, share Karen’s field reports here.

If you would like to assist in the work that HWB is doing to help, donations are welcome at the HWB website.