Flavie Joseph is a community outreach worker with PSI in Haiti. Her son Mike was often sick with diarrhea as a child, so she wants to help other mothers avoid the same struggles.
Flavie organizes sessions in homes, health centers, schools, churches and women’s group meetings to show mothers in her community how to protect their children from malnutrition and waterborne diseases. She teaches them about family planning and tells them where to go for quality antenatal care and clinic-based delivery services.
“I want my son Mike to become useful, too – for himself, our family, and this society.” Flavie knows that teen-age pregnancy and HIV can keep her son from achiev-ing his dreams. So she also regularly talks to Mike and his friends about protecting themselves. “Everybody benefits when everyone is healthy – especially the children.”
PSI’s work with Flavie and other community outreach workers is made possible by USAID.
Photo credit: © David Rochkind