Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
EMAS Canada is bringing access to healthcare to villagers in Gambade, a rural community in Haiti.
For the 20,000 villagers in the mountainous region of Grande-Rivière du Nord in northern Haiti, adequate healthcare is difficult to access. Taking into account the treacherous mountain terrain surrounding Gambade, traveling to the nearest hospital 10 kilometers away can be terribly difficult, especially for vulnerable individuals including pregnant women, the elderly, and sick children.