Building health care capacity and responding to crises since 1997.
- In the space of a single year, Jhpiego’s support contributed to a 33% increase in the institutional birth rate at targeted health care facilities from 7,586 (April 2016) to 10,121 (March 2017).
- In a two-year period, 408,715 individuals were tested for HIV and 7,196 new patients were put on antiretroviral therapy. Additionally, Jhpiego introduced a mobile clinic approach to provide HIV testing and treatment previously inaccessible for more remote communities.
- The Maternal and Child Survival Program supported the provision of comprehensive reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services (including family planning) at 164 health care facilities, ensuring continuous basic family planning services at all sites and transitioning 102 sites to offer at least one long-acting contraceptive method.
Our Work in Haiti
Pilot Test of HIV Self-Testing in Haiti
Jhpiego is implementing a study in Haiti to determine the feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-testing (HIVST) at health facilities and in communities. Results of the study will inform the Ministry of Health’s policy on expansion of HIVST. Many Haitians living with HIV are still unaware of their HIV status, and HIVST is a potentially viable and cost-effective way for them to learn their HIV status and be linked to HIV care and treatment. This study, implemented in partnership with the Programme National de Lutte contre le SIDA (PNLS, Ministry of Health) and ICC Grace Hospital, seeks to: 1) determine the feasibility and acceptability of HIVST among HIV testing providers and clients/users in Haiti; 2) describe uptake of HIVST among HIV testing clients in Haiti; and 3) describe HIVST outcomes, including proportion of clients/users with reactive HIVST results, and linkage to confirmatory testing and HIV care and treatment.