The United States Government announces $98,5 million in new investments in health services in Haiti. The “Projet Santé” will work in partnership with the Haitian government to support the country’s health system and expand essential health care to 4.2 million people.
Spending $98.5 million over the next four years, Projet Santé, a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Caris Foundation International, will increase the number of Haitians receiving quality, essential health care. As part of a patient-centered approach, the project will offer integrated maternal and childcare to Haitian families, including immunization, reproductive health, nutrition services, and HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
The project will be led by Caris Foundation and implemented in partnership with a consortium of partners that includes Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) and the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF). With USAID support, the consortium will expand proven strategies for improving community and facility-based health services and increase local Haitian partners’ capacity to build on the project’s accomplishments and best practices.
“Projet Santé builds upon an established foundation and proven track record of strengthening local management and operational capacities to deliver health services,” said USAID Mission Director Jene Thomas. “This agreement will not only improve access to care for millions of Haitian citizens, but promote a culture of Haitian excellence, leadership, and accountability.