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EQUIP has established a local office in Haiti and in collaboration with three local implementing partners (JHPIEGO, FHI360-Linkages and Health through Walls) supports the Ministry of Health with Test & Start rollout, cost modelling, innovative models of service delivery, viral load scale-up and access to comprehensive HIV services for key populations.
Ongoing assessments of the Test & Start programme will show improved client retention within the Haiti health care system.
Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for PMTCT
More about the work we do in Haiti
In hard to reach community areas, EQUIP brings various innovative testing strategies including extended service periods, differentiated models of ART delivery with a focus on multi-month scripting and dispensing at facility and community level.
Haiti reports some of the world’s worst health indicators, which continue to inhibit the country’s development. While Haiti has struggled with poor health outcomes for generations, the health system was further debilitated by the 2010 earthquake, which demolished 50 health centers, part of Haiti’s primary teaching hospital, and the Ministry of Health. Only a few months later, Haiti’s health care network was further strained by the country’s first cholera outbreak in a century. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, significant challenges remain to increase access to and utilization of improved water and sanitation services that are key to improving health and well-being. While challenges remain, key advancements in health services, investments in the agriculture sector, municipal governance and legal protections for vulnerable populations as well as investments in infrastructure amount to real improvements.
Oct 18th, 2017|Comments Off on A closer look at Capacity Building
Capacity Building, a core EQUIP service offered as a rapid response support mechanism to Ministries of Health and in-country local implementing partners, strengthens the human and institutional capacity. It also works to strengthen the linkages [...]
Sep 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Rebuilding Haiti’s health care
Haiti reports some of the world’s worst health indicators, which continue to inhibit the country’s development. While Haiti has struggled with poor health outcomes for generations, the health system was further debilitated by the 2010 [...]
Seven years after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, the country remains vulnerable to natural disasters. On October 4th 2016, the Caribbean island was hit by Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, which was the most devastating [...]