Improving Health in Haiti: Santé Pour le Développment et la Stabilité d'Haïti, July 2007–November 15, 2013

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Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haïti (SDSH) has helped over one million people receive HIV tests and learn their status. Every year SDSH made it possible for over 13,000 women to deliver their child with assistance from a facility- based, skilled provider, and has reached more than half a million children each year with nutrition services.

Over the past six years, Haiti has endured some of the greatest catastrophes in its history. Even before the social and political unrest, hurricanes, mudslides, the devastating January 2010 earthquake, and the cholera outbreak that followed, Haiti was staggeringly poor and had discouraging health indicators—particularly in relation to its neighbors in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

From July 2007 to November 15, 2013, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) implemented the USAID-funded Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haiti (SDSH) project in Haiti, helping to better the lives of the country’s most vulnerable citizens. Through innovative performance-based financing agreements, technical assistance, and health care services rooted in the community, SDSH provided access to essential health services to 4,460,896 people living in each of the country’s ten administrative departments.

The project helped over one million people receive HIV tests and learn their status. Every year SDSH made it possible for over 13,000 women to deliver their child with assistance from a facility-based, skilled provider, and reached more than half a million children each year with nutrition services.

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