IHDO is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 to provide preventative women's health care in Haiti.
Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related death in Haitian women. Pap smears prevent cervical cancer, but, like many other preventative screening measures, are not widely performed in Haiti. IHDO runs an annual health screening campaign - coinciding with Haitian mother's day at the end of May - to perform pap smears and physical exams. More importantly, IHDO's physician and nurse volunteers train Haitian doctors and nurses how to perform pap smears and on the importance of preventative health care, so they may continue this important mission and change the face of healthcare in Haiti.