About Us: OUR PARTNERS

Our work has many complex aspects and we often face great obstacles and challenges. Health through Walls appreciates the invaluable role that funders/donors and partner organizations play in making our work successful. It is because of these networks that we have been able to grow, deepen, and expand the quality and delivery of health care in various prisons in resource-poor countries.

Our collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of organizations in diverse countries include healthcare providers, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis organizations, human rights and legal advocacy groups, health and prison authorities, international relief agencies, correctional professional societies, medical and nursing schools, colleges and law schools, United Nations and United States and other governmental offices.

Each partner provides critical insight, knowledge, experience and sincere concern and commitment to prisoners' access to meaningful health care. These partners and networks accompany us and contribute to the impetus necessary to building meaningful and sustainable change through coordination, collaboration and strategic planning.

Current Partners include:

  • Prison Authorities and government offices of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Goma, Kenya, Trinidad & Tobago, Romania and Rwanda
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • American Correctional Association
  • Armor Correctional Health Services
  • Alternative Chance/Chans Alternativ
  • The Bridging Group
  • Bureau des Avocat Internationaux (Haiti)
  • Clarke County Sheriff's Office
  • D.A.N.G.E.R
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas, Inc. (FAVACA)
  • Fundación Génesis (Dominican Republic)
  • Gilead Foundation
  • Global Fund
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA)
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity®
  • John Snow Inc.
  • MERA Group of Companies (Canada)
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine
  • Organization Hatienne de Marketing Social pour la Sante (OHMass)
  • Partners in Health/Zamni Lasante (Haiti)
  • Population Services International (PSI)
  • Project Medishare
  • Rural Justice Center
  • UNAIDS/UNOSIDA (Haiti)
  • United Nations Mission to Haiti (MINUSTAH)
  • United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • University of Miami
  • University of Notre Dame
  • The US State Department
  • Women of Hope - Jamaica
  • Women Doctors (Democratic Republic of Congo)

   

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United Nations' Corrections Advisors with Haiti's Prison officers/administrators at Haiti's National Penitentiary


D.A.N.G.E.R Peer Educator Training program administrators at Haiti's National Penitentiary


HtW held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Haiti's national penitentiary to inaugurate the mobile digital x-ray machine donated to HtW by USAID for screening prisoners for tuberculosis. Present were the prison authority and their Acting Medical Director, USAID, the Ombudsman of Haiti's Office of Citizen Protection, and other stakeholders and partners. The x-ray machine produces high-resolution images in less than 10 seconds, which can then be sent via Internet to experts in the U.S. and locally for accurate diagnosis of patients.


Collaboration between Health through Walls, the Government of Haiti and USAID illustrated on wall in dispensary at Haiti's National Penitentiary.


During HtW health screenings at Haiti's national penitentiary various partners and stakeholders collaborate for successful outcome. Davos Francois, United Nations MINUSTAH mission corrections advisor at time of photo, Commissioner Jean Celestin, director of Haiti's prison authority at time of photo, Mr. Bienaime, Director of national penitentiary at time of photo, HtW Medical Director, Dr. John P. May, and volunteer, Ana Viamonte Ros, MD, MPH, Florida's State Surgeon General at time of photo.

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