Week Overview

Sunday, December 143:00PM: Arrive in Port-au-Prince
(TRAVEL DAY)6:00-8:00PM: Welcome Dinner with MSH and USAID Staff
Overview of the week.
Monday, December 157:00-8:00AM: Group Breakfast
9:00-11:00AM: Site Visit: Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH)
SSQH, the country’s largest integrated health service delivery programs, funded by USAID in partnership with nonprofits and the MSPP, deliver essential health services to the central and southern regions of Haiti. Meet in Robin’s dispensary and go with a Community Health Worker (CHW) into the field on her home visits.
11:30-1:00PM: Lunch
2:00-3:30PM: Meeting with USAID Health Leads and Haiti Health Infrastructure Program (HHIP)
Briefing on the activities and primary objectives for the week and advancements in Haiti’s development since the 2010 earthquake. Overview of HHIP’s work to reconstruct, renovate and equip major Ministry of Health facilities and facilities in the US Government development corridors, and the resulting impact on the quality and accessibility of national health services.
4:00-5:00PM: View Old Tent City Locations
View different locations around the city where tent city settlements were once located, noting the reconstruction progress as tenants have resettled into permanent housing.
6:00-8:30PM: Group Dinner and Discussion: Haiti's Health Development Agenda
Informal dinner discussion with USAID Mission Director John Groarke and various Technical Office Chiefs on the big picture of the development agenda for Haiti.
Tuesday, December 167:00-7:45AM: Breakfast
9:00-11:30AM: Site Visit: Urban Community Health Center, operated by SSQH
Go with a CHW to a “rally post” in this low-income community followed by a tour of a USAID-funded clinic providing a fully integrated package of services as per the MSPP’s primary package of services. Conclude visit with Katherine Dunham Cultural Center and garden being developed by the Knowledge and Freedom Foundation (FOKAL), directed by Former Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis.
1:00-2:00PM: Lunch
2:15-3:15PM: Site Visit: GHESKIO MDR-TB Hospital
Tour the GHESKIO MDR-TB facility, the only one of its kind in Port-au-Prince, serving the Ouest department. The facility will provide 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.
4:30-6:00PM: Site Visit: Zanmi Beni
Tour Zanmi Beni, a residential community for 64 abandoned and vulnerable children run by Loune Viaud. Meet with the staff and children.
6:30-8:30PM: Group Dinner and Discussion: Haiti's Health Priorities
From HIV/AIDS to Cholera, Haiti has been met with tremendous challenges but recent a comparative analysis of the 2006 and 2012 DHS surveys revealed positive trends on key healthcare indicators, particularly those related to women and children. Local experts will discuss the state of health in Haiti and how diverse partners are engaged in improving health and overcoming emerging challenges.
Wednesday, December 177:30-8:30AM: Group Breakfast
9:30-10:30AM: Meetings with the Ministry of Public Health & Population (MSPP)
Meet with Minister of Health and key Ministry staff for an overview of the Ministry, how it is addressing health systems strengthening, donor partnerships and investments, and successes and challenges in ongoing earthquake reconstruction efforts.
11:00-11:30AM: Meeting with the Bureau du Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Intégration des Personnes Handicapées (BSEIPH)
Meet with Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities Gerald Oriol, Jr.
11:45AM-12:30PM: Site Visit: Healing Hands for Haiti (HHH) Rehab Center
Introduction to HHH and meet Sekou Ketia (trainer/mentor), a beneficiary, translator turned rehab technician, Frantz Felix.
1:00-2:00PM: Lunch
3:30-4:30PM: Site Visit: L’Hôpital Universitaire d’ État d’ Haïti (HUEH) and National Campus of Health Sciences (NCHS)
Tour the facilities, which have undergone reconstruction after the earthquake, funded jointly by US Government, French Government and Haitian Government.
7:00-9:00PM: Haitian Leaders Reception
Meet with Haitians civil society leaders and private sector partners.
Thursday, December 187:00-8:00AM: Breakfast with Ambassador White
Breakfast with Pamela White, US Ambassador to Haiti.
(TRAVEL DAY)8:30-9:30AM: Site Visit: Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)
Visit the old SCMS warehouse and learn more about supply chain management.
10:00-10:30AM: Meeting with SCMS Staff
SCMS Activity Manager Eva Antoine will give a presentation addressing salient points about health systems strengthening. Slides of the large, new warehouse in Fleuriot will be shown.
10:30-11:00AM: Meeting with CDC Department Lead
Meet with CDC-Haiti’s in-country Director, David Lowrance, MD and CDC’s Senior Policy Advisor for Health Systems and Strengthening, Zara Ahmed for a discussion of the work in Haiti while highlighting a few success stories.
11:00-11:45AM: Study Tour Debrief and Discussion
12:00-1:30PM: Lunch
1:45PM: Depart for Airport