USAID and the Ministry of Health are collaborating to strengthen operational systems and management at all levels of the health system, increase access to quality healthcare services, and address the needs of underserved rural communities. This project involves collaboration between USAID, the Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization, and the United Nations Children’s Fund. USAID also supports two local non-governmental organizations that provide health and reproductive services in rural communities.
As a result of USAID’s health work since 2005:
- 475,000 antenatal care visits have been provided by skilled providers trained by U.S. Government partners,
- 27,000 newborns have received essential care,
- approximately 150,000 children have benefited from USAID supported nutritional programs,
- nearly 50,000 people have received voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS,
- more than 340 municipal pharmacies were strengthened in commodity support and service provision,
- over 2.2 million couples have received family planning services.
Last updated: May 10, 2013