Inadequate and insufficient healthcare facilities have been a significant roadblock to improving poor healthcare services in Haiti for generations. According to the Ministry of Health, even before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti’s healthcare system was not able to respond to the needs for basic healthcare services. The earthquake worsened the situation, destroying 50 healthcare centers as well as the Ministry of Health building. This further limited access to healthcare for Haitians.
The Cap Haïtien Port is one of Haiti’s three international seaports, second to Port-au-Prince, and one of nine primary port facilities in Haiti. Located in the Bay of Cap Haïtien, the port sits on Haiti’s northern coast. It provides direct access to the markets in the northern departments of the country that are geographically separated from the capital city and its port facilities by mountain ranges. The Cap Haïtien Port serves approximately 10 percent of the country’s nearly 10 million people.
Democracy, Human Rights & Governance Fact Sheet (2017)
Haiti Environment & Natural Resources Managemtent (2017)
USAID’s Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investments program (LEAD) provides matching grants to leverage investment in small and medium enterprises as well as social enterprises and targets industries and businesses with the greatest potential to create jobs, including construction, tourism, agribusiness, and alternative energy, with a special emphasis on job creation for women and for people with disabilities.
Last updated: March 24, 2017