Located in the Sud (south) Department of Haiti, the region of Port Salut is home to approximately 65,000 Haitians, half of whom are estimated to be children. These children are dying in significant numbers from illnesses and conditions easily treatable in the US, including dehydration from diarrhea, pneumonia, and malnutrition. Other serious health concerns include respiratory infections, blindness due to lack of Vitamin A, tropical diseases, skin diseases, and parasites.