USAID’s Support to the National Food Security and Nutrition Program will directly support the Government of Haiti’s (GOH) social protection efforts to prevent hunger and malnutrition by implementing a safety net program that will build demand and improve access for locally-produced foods among vulnerable households. Directly impacting approximately 18,150 households through the provision of food vouchers and 205,000 households through maternal and child health and nutrition interventions, the program will initially be implemented in five departments. The four-year project will also work with the Government of Haiti’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MAST) to establish a national household level targeting database system.
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 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 devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, caused approximately 300,000 injuries and left 10,000 Haitians permanently disabled. The most common disabilities resulting from the earthquake include loss of limbs from gangrene and crushing injuries, spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve damage, head injuries, and mental trauma. The aftermath of the earthquake gave way to an unprecedented need for medical care and simultaneously destroyed many of the outlets which had provided care. As a result, the injured received inadequate or no medical attention.
Last updated: April 21, 2016