Health Equity International

Health Equity International is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable. We are committed to building a comprehensive, efficient, and resilient health system that provides high quality care. We believe that ensuring access to life-saving and life-changing health services is a critical component to building strong and productive communities.


Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) catalyzes the capabilities of communities to tackle the multidimensional drivers of poor health. It was founded by a group of community members in rural Kenya facing the dual crisis of maternal and child mortality, who organized to build their region’s first health clinic and then engaged the research prowess of Vanderbilt University to rigorously measure its interventions. Today, Lwala is much more than a hospital; it operates a community-led health model making dramatic improvements in maternal and child health, including a 97% skilled delivery rate, 300% increase in contraceptive uptake, 64% reduction in child mortality, 96% immunization rate, and virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.