Recap: Day 3 – December 16

The third day of the study tour kicked off with the delegates visiting an urban community health center in Petit Place Cazeau, operated by the SSQH project, where they followed a community health worker to a “rally post” and toured a USAID-funded clinic that provides a fully integrated package of health services.

Delegates look on as a CHW weighs a baby at the rally post. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

Delegates look on as a CHW weighs a baby at the rally post. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

After the health center, the group visited Caribbean Craft, a ¬†Haitian women owned manufacturing company based in Port-au-Prince which employs more than 300 local artisans. Caribbean Craft trains and employs local artisans, provides design assistance and exports the artisan’s work around the world.

TOMS Shoes painted by the artists at Caribbean Craft. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

TOMS Shoes painted by the artists at Caribbean Craft. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

The delegates then met with Melissa Rosser from USAID/Haiti’s Office of Democracy and Governance, during lunch for an overview and discussion on governance in Haiti.

Following lunch, the group visited a multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) hospital operated by GHESKIO. This MDR-TB facility is the only one of its kind in Port-au-Prince, serving the Ouest department. The facility provides in-patient treatment to MDR-TB patients suffering from the most drug-resistant strains of TB and who require at least 22 months of closely monitored follow-up care.

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Delegates and GHESKIO staff tour the MDR-TB facility in Port-au-Prince. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

Delegates and GHESKIO staff tour the MDR-TB facility in Port-au-Prince. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

The day concluded with a dinner and discussion on Haiti’s health priorities. Local experts and the delegates discussed the state of health in Haiti and how diverse partners are engaged in improving health and overcoming emerging challenges.

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