ACCES-Santé is a medico-social organization founded in October 2016 by a group of multidisciplinary professionals committed to contributing to the improvement of health access in the Haitian communities. We dedicate our lives to reflecting on and finding suitable solutions to overcome health access barriers with and for the targeted communities in a constant quest for quality and excellence.
A few years after starting field experience as a medical doctor in remote areas in the northern region of Haiti, Dr. Lukenson FRANCOIS was extremely shaken by the fact that people in Haiti were dying from common, preventable, and reversible causes. Long-distance, financial barriers, cultural beliefs, lack of education, shortage of medical resources, and organizational weaknesses in the health system have long been the underlying causes that provoked unceasingly a growing number of evitable deaths in the communities.
Aware of the direct effects of this situation on the population’s health, he started offering primary care to the population of Limbé, a municipality in the North of Haiti where he opened an emergency clinic on October 3, 2012. Four years later, he realized that this initiative couldn’t have a significant impact on the problem without large cooperation. Then, he started to mobilize a group of multidisciplinary professionals and created in October 2016, ACCES-Santé (Action Communautaire pour une Couverture Équitable des Services de Santé/Community Action for Reliable and Equitable Health Access for All).
Ever since, ACCES-Santé is committed to serving the Haitian communities by supporting patients and providers in obtaining adequate resources to improve access to quality healthcare, tackling health inequities, and advocating for sustainable changes in the socio-determinants of health and equity.
ACCES-Santé aims to contribute to the improvement of health access in the Haitian communities, particularly the most vulnerable.
The organization vision is to be a model of support for the development and delivery of quality healthcare and health-related resources through community action.
Contribute to reducing effectively preventable morbidity and mortality in the Haitian communities through the promotion of evidence-based health policies and interventions founded on the principles of quality, accessibility, community participation, social justice, and equity. Help break down geographic, economic, socio-cultural, and organizational barriers that undermine access to quality healthcare in the Haitian communities following the guidelines of the national health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Acces- sante supported thousands of underprivileged children to get access to healthcare services
Acces Sante medical support and healthcare has helped my family and I a great deal. I am happy with their services.
The mobile clinic services provided by Acces- Sante ensure everyone gets healthcare support anywhere.