Where We Work
Task Order I of the USAID | Health Policy Initiative (HPI) completed its work in Haiti in November 2007.
In Haiti, HPI worked to strengthen civil society's role in the policy arena, build public-private sector partnerships, and support government leadership in meeting the country's FP/RH needs and responding to the challenges of the HIV epidemic.
The primary focus of HPI's FP/RH activities was to reposition FP as a priority on the national agenda. In the area of HIV, HPI assisted the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Team and the Ministry of Health in identifying and addressing key operational policy barriers hindering the scale-up and effectiveness of HIV programs.
HPI also strengthened the capacity of local government institutions to produce and use strategic information for budgeting and program planning; fostered the commitment and leadership of the public sector and faith-based organizations in combating HIV; improved the coordination and implementation of HIV programs; promoted the rights of orphans and vulnerable children and PLHIV; and worked to address gender inequities in the response to HIV.
MOH Plans Multisectoral HIV Response. With HPI's support, the MOH drafted and finalized the National Strategic Multisectoral Plan to Fight against HIV/AIDS, 2007–2011. The new plan will strengthen Haiti's response to the epidemic by coordinating the HIV-related activities of all sectors.