Haiti currently lacks elected mayors and municipal and town councils. In addition, one-third of the country’s 30 Senate seats are now vacant, after the terms of the previous office holders expired in May 2012. While the Government of Haiti (GOH) has publicly committed to holding partial Senate and local elections by the end of 2013; this will be a vastly complex process, with nearly 1,420 open seats expected to be contested by over 30,000 candidates. It will also be the first election organized since the promulgation of constitutional amendments in 2012, mandating a 30 percent quota of women in political parties and public life.
USAID’s Parliamentary Strengthening Program (PSP) aims to improve Parliament’s ability to conduct the business of the Haitian people in a transparent, accountable, and professional manner, with the objective of increasing popular support for democratic political processes and supporting greater stability in the country.
HIFIVE builds on USAID’s longstanding support to the financial sector to increase the supply of financial products and services to underserved households and micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in USAID-supported areas and value chains. On a smaller scale, HIFIVE also offers business development services to MSMEs in U.S. Government-supported value chains to increase their capacity to access credit.
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.
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.
Last updated: July 13, 2014