Port-au-Prince, December 5, 2017 – The United States is investing almost $100 million dollars in Haitian health care. “Projet Santé”, will work in partnership with the Government of Haiti to bolster Haiti’s health system and expand essential healthcare for up 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.”
USAID, with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), partners with the Ministry of Health to address the immediate health needs of vulnerable Haitian communities through life-saving basic health services. These include maternal and child care and HIV treatment services for over 13,700 people living with HIV. USAID also works with the Government of Haiti to build long-term solutions to health challenges.