L'équipe du Health Leadership Project de l'USAID

S’assurer de la qualité des soins dans les institutions sanitaires, en particulier dans les établissements les plus difficiles d’accès, est une source d’inquiétudes constante pour les autorités sanitaires publiques en Haïti.

The USAID Health Leadership Project team

To read this story in French, please click here.Ensuring the quality of care in health institutions, especially of those in hard-to-reach areas, is a constant source of concern for public health authorities in Haiti. The Morne à Brûler health center, located in the third communal section of la Vallée de Jacmel, 100 km southwest of Port-au-Prince, is an example of this challenge.Although the health center should have been serving a catchment population of 10,267 inhabitants, it was nonoperational for three years.

{Photo credit: Barnabé Tchoudji} Women in the newly built waiting room wait for their children to receive vaccinations, November 2020.Photo credit: Barnabé Tchoudji

To read this story in French, please click here.The Government of Benin aims to implement a health system that offers quality health services to all citizens in a sustainable manner while giving more responsibility to local leaders. However, Government funds are not sufficient to cover the costs of this initiative, especially when considering health emergencies. For this reason, local authorities must identify alternative sources of funding for the care of their constituents.