Haiti: Our Impact

Lucienne, a mother of four, welcomed Rebecca into her home with a goal of providing a caring environmentWhile many organizations in Haiti are working on HIV & AIDS, few focus on the stigma and discrimination faced by children. La Maison L'Arc-en-Ciel (MAEC) is one non-governmental organization leading this fight, and at the helm are community volunteers known as "mother delegates."The mother delegates are women living with HIV & AIDS who provide care and support to others living with this illness, including the emotional support needed by those who are experiencing discrimination.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, On November 3, 2010, three non-governmental organizations (NGOs), AmeriCares, Management Sciences for Health and Containers to Clinics, unveiled an innovative clinic to restore quality healthcare services for women and children at Grace Children's Hospital in Port-au-Prince.

MSH and IRC Health KioskFollowing the devastating Haiti earthquake on January 12, 2010, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to respond to the relief effort in Haiti. The team focused on providing basic health services to the displaced people living in temporary camps.

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Haitian children have suffered increasingly from malnutrition over the last decade. To address these needs, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d ‘Haiti – (SDSH) project led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) integrated nutritional monitoring into maternal and child health services in all 147 health centers sponsored by USAID.After the severe 2008 hurricane season in Haiti, however, many more Haitian children suffered from severe malnutrition.

Judith SanonA conversation with Judith Sanon, the manager of family planning commodities for Haiti’s Directorate of Family Health, on the importance of leadership in post-earthquake Haiti. Ms. Sanon has been working with Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Leadership, Management and Sustainability Project (LMS) for the past two years.What does the term “leadership” mean to you?At the Ministry of Public Health in Haiti, leadership is a strategy in place for us to help others do well and do better.

President Clinton and Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MSH President and CEO. {Photo Credit: Clinton Global Initiative.}Photo Credit: Clinton Global Initiative.

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE: September 20-23, 2010(New York, NY) Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today reported that, after two years and with the support of USAID, it has exceeded its four-year $12.5 million CGI Commitment to Action to introduce and expand Performance-Based Financing (PBF), resulting in dramatically improved quality and delivery of health services for millions of people in Rwanda and Haiti. PBF empowers health managers to allocate resources in a way that rewards meeting health goals.

VIENNA, Austria — The physician-leaders of three of the largest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on health in Haiti called on the international community to direct its support to a "whole of society" integrated approach to strengthening health systems as the best way to sustain HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment over the long term, in comments today at an event at the XVIII International AIDS Conference here.This approach would draw on the diverse insights and experiences of all participants in the Haitian health sector, incorporating the public, private and NGO sectors

Youth make up more than half of Haiti’s total population—estimated at 8.4 million people—and they are the group most vulnerable to health crises such as HIV & AIDS and unwanted pregnancies. Despite the many challenges in post-disaster Haiti, MSH’s Leadership, Management, and Sustainability (LMS) program continues to build upon its successful youth-oriented leadership development work launched in 2009.  Youth from MSH Leadership Development Program in Haiti.

Haiti: A Test Case for Foreign Assistance Reform?June 17: 1-2:30 pm: Join MSH and Haiti's Minister of Health, Alex Larsen, for a discussion on the status of efforts to "Build Back Better" as Haiti moves from an emergency response to a long-term development plan. Sponsored by the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN). For the past two years the US public sector and NGO community has been talking about US foreign assistance reform and best strategies for structure, implementation, and local engagement.


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