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February 12, 2015

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For more than five years, Feed the Future West/WINNER (FTF West/WINNER) has worked to identify opportunities to improve irrigation water access sustainably, while reducing the risk of floods and increasing agricultural productivity. At the Rivière Grise in the Cul-de-Sac corridor, FtF West/WINNER has constructed a water diversion structure to provide permanent water to up to 8,500 hectares of agricultural land, while limiting water levels to prevent flooding. The project has also rehabilitated several irrigation canals within the system and installed gates to control water distribution. Water distribution will be managed by the water user association AIRG, which collects user fees toward the regular maintenance of the irrigation system. Thanks to these investments, irrigation water will be provided to 10,000 farmers who will be able to grow at least two crops per year with a net income of $2,500 per hectare. This represents annual earnings of approximately $20 million for farmers of the Rivière Grise irrigation system.
 

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February 4, 2014

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After the earthquake, St. Boniface hospital received several spinal cord injury patients from different regions of the country.  Therefore, with USAID support, the St. Boniface team started a comprehensive program for the management of patients with spinal cord injury in 2011.  The services offered include medical care with an emphasis on wound care, psychosocial support, physical rehabilitation, occupational therapy, wheelchairs reparation, patient and household training, and vocational training.
 

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January 29, 2014

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USAID awarded the “Avoid HIV and its Transmission” (EVIH-T) project to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, who leads a consortium including JHPIEGO, Save the Children, and local non-governmental organizations such as INHSAC and FOSREF.  The project is being implemented in close collaboration with the Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Protection of the Ministry of Health (MOH/DPSPE), the National AIDS Control Program (NACP), and the Ministry of Education.
 
January 29, 2014

Overview

January 29, 2014

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The Haiti earthquake on January 12, 2010, struck and further weakened a health system with historically poor health outcomes.  This is particularly true for the public health facility infrastructure in Haiti, which, in addition to facilities destroyed or damaged in the earthquake, has serious infrastructure shortfalls throughout the health system such as: structures that are in poor condition or not seismically resilient, lack of clean water and adequate sanitation, and lack of availability of adequate power.
 

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