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.
The overall goal of the Leadership, Management, and Sustainability Program (LMS/Haiti) is to strengthen the leadership and management skills of Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) to respond to the challenges of reproductive health commodity security and the delivery of quality family planning and other health services.
The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, was the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in 200 years, resulting in approximately 230,000 deaths and an estimated 300,000 injuries. People suffered bone fractures, paralysis, limb loss (estimates as high as 4,000 quake-related amputations), spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve damage, and mental trauma.
The fight against corruption at all levels of government, business, and non-governmental organizations is a global problem. In Haiti, which traditionally ranks low on Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index scale, the problem is acute, especially in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake with its massive influx of foreign aid.
Haiti has one of the highest rates of undernutrition among women and children in the Americas. Based on the 2012 Demographic and Health Survey, 22 percent of Haitian children under the age of five are stunted, 5 percent are wasted, and 11percent are underweight.
Agriculture is the main livelihood for roughly 75 percent of the Afghan population. The growth of the agriculture sector is crucial for national food security and is a major economic driver for the entire country.
Since 1996 the American people have contributed more than $1.6 billion to improve the lives of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and help lay the foundations for the country’s future. USAID’s assistance has helped the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Completed 1,600 infrastructure repair projects, worth $372 million.
Repaired bridges in Brcko, Brod, Dubica and Novi Grad.
Restored power plants, ensuring a stable power supply to 1 million people.
USAID/Senegal’s health program is conceptualized as a "pirogue" representing elements of the health system. The body of the pirogue – USAID’s health system strengthening component - supports USAID’s community health, service delivery, and HIV/AIDS and TB activities while being powered by the ―motor‖ of the President’s Malaria Initiative. The pirogue’s ―umbrella‖ covers USAID’s health promotion and behavior change activities.
USAID supports the Government of Senegal to focus on improving reading skills of students in grades 1-8, and improving access to upper primary education (grades 7 and 8) in conflict-affected areas of Senegal. Since 2003, USAID has helped Senegal to improve access, quality, and governance in middle schools through activities to provide Senegalese youth with increased access to a quality middle school education.
Last updated: November 28, 2014