Representatives from CDC and USAID Meet with First Lady Martine Moïse on Increased Childhood Vaccinations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti Office Country Director, Dr. David Fitter, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director of Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Office, Ms. Barbara Hughes, met with the First Lady of Haiti Mrs. Martine Moïse and members of a Gavi-led immunization-focused delegation last Wednesday, August 16th to discuss increased domestic support for childhood vaccinations. First Lady Martine Moïse has been a strong advocate for immunization and child health.

The U.S. Government, through CDC and USAID, supports the Government of Haiti (GOH) to deliver vaccination services, procure new vaccines through a partnership with Gavi, and conduct vaccine surveillance activities. While vaccination coverage rates for routine vaccinations such as measles are relatively low in Haiti, the GOH recently committed to increasing national coverage of all routine vaccines by 2020 and to increasing domestic financing for vaccines.