Haiti

Since 1981, URC has been working to improve health outcomes in Haiti. Led by URC’s non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), the USAID-funded Primary Health Care Operations Research Project (PRICOR) I and II was the first project launched in the country. Through PRICOR, CHS undertook multi-country research to guide developing countries in strengthening their primary health care services. Since then, URC has remained committed to improving health in Haiti in the fields of maternal, newborn and child health; reproductive health and family planning; and vulnerable children and families. More recently, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is fostering improvements in health care, strengthening health systems, and advancing the frontier of improvement science. URC has also partnered with multiple groups to implement USAID Quality Health Services for Haiti-North, also known as Services de Sante de Qualite pour Haiti-Nord (SSQH-Nord), which focuses on quality health service delivery in Haiti’s four northern departments. The goals of the project include the improvement of access to quality health services, the expansion and improvement of referral networks, the increased capacity of the facilities to manage healthcare outcomes and implement quality improvement methodologies and, finally, the increased capacity of the health departments to manage their staff and service delivery.