Pathfinder Chosen by USAID to Lead New Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti Central and South Project
Pathfinder International is pleased to announce that USAID has awarded Pathfinder a new five-year, $56.7 million project in Haiti—Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti (SSQH) Central and South. Pathfinder will be working to enhance the coverage and equity of quality, integrated services to improve health outcomes in central and southern Haiti.
“Pathfinder is proud to, once again, put our reproductive health expertise to work for Haitian families who need it most.” - Pathfinder Senior Vice President Caroline Crosbie
With a focus on poor and underserved populations in the target geographic areas, the project will support the delivery of clinical and community-based services and strengthen the managerial capacity of public and private health facilities and health departments to ensure sustainability. Pathfinder and its partners, including Boston-based Partners In Health, will work closely with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) to meet its goals and achieve positive health transitions.
Pathfinder began working in Haiti in 1998 on a family planning project aimed at reducing maternal mortality. Since that time, Pathfinder has worked in close coordination with Haiti’s MSPP on multiple projects, predominantly focused on family planning and primary health.
“After 10 years, Pathfinder is excited to be back in Haiti," said Pathfinder President and CEO Purnima Mane. "We look forward to working with the government and people of Haiti, as well as our partner organizations, to improve health outcomes in the Central and South zones of the country.”
Leveraging Pathfinder’s technical experience in Haiti and across the globe, the project will use innovative strategies to address social determinants of health, improve access to and quality of an essential package of services, and strengthen the capacity of the MSPP to manage and monitor service delivery.
“Pathfinder is proud to, once again, put our reproductive health expertise to work for Haitian families who need it most.” said Pathfinder’s Senior Vice President Caroline Crosbie. “We will draw from an in-depth understanding of the challenges to addressing social determinants of health in Haiti to increase access to and demand for quality services among the country’s most underserved families.”
Pathfinder will implement the SSQH project with the help of an accomplished team of partners including CARE International, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), Zanmi Lasante (ZL), Centers for Development and Health (CDS), Foundation for Reproductive Health and Family Education (FOSREF), Partners In Health, Dimagi, Inc., and Digicel.
All activities and support under the project will be aligned with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population’s policies and will leverage US government-supported programs focusing on quality improvement, health systems strengthening, supply chain management, HIV/AIDS, protection and nutrition.
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As the UN continues negotiations on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals for its post-2015 development agenda, population experts are hoping reproductive health will be given significant recognition in the final line-up of the goals later this year.
Pathfinder International joins Myanmar’s Ministry of Health in hosting the three-day Family Planning Best Practices Conference beginning Monday, June 30, 2014.