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28/11/2017 09:15:50

Haiti - Politic : Ministry of Health Assessment and prospects
In the context of the Monday of the ress Marie Greta Roy Clément, the Minister of Public Health and Population gave an update on the Ministry, current activities and prospects.

The Minister Clément previously explained that with 25 central directorates and 10 departmental directorates, his ministry was part of the state institutions without deconcentrated directorates under his tutelage, specifying "of the 1,048 health institutions in the country, 37% are institutions public. The Ministry counts 434 dispensaries and 122 hospitals and has a budget of 6.14 billion gourdes, that is 4.3% of the national budget (1.42 billion for the operation and 4.71 billion for the investments)."

She said that last March, the Ministry had 9,495 employees and 2,637 contractors or 12,132 public officials in total and the recovery measures had recovered more than 23 million gourdes. Stressing that 3,629 service providers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists...) had already benefited from an upward adjustment of their salary.

Regarding the actions carried out the Minister mentioned :

Regarding future actions the Minister announced that strategies will be adopted to strengthen the Community Health program, eliminate cholera, diphtheria and increase the country's immunization coverage; infrastructure works consisting of the finalization of the construction and rehabilitation of health centers across the country are also envisaged. The Ministry also intends to build health centers and to appoint qualified and competent staff for better management.

Finally, she announced that public health officials will be deployed throughout the country, particularly in markets, hospitals and hotels.

HL/ S/ HaitiLibre

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