Following the devastating earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the USAID HHIP was created to repair, renovate and equip the Haitian Ministry of Health’s damaged medical facilities. The program also constructs facilities in Haiti to strengthen local health referral networks and provide access to health care through sanitary and safe facilities.
With USAID support, AECOM is providing planning, design and construction management services to strengthen the capacity of the Haitian Ministry of Health to deliver critical healthcare services.
Solutions and Involvement
One of the most significant contributions to the HHIP scheme is the reconstruction of the National University General Hospital (L’Hôpital Universitaire d’État d’Haïti). The 5,850-square-meter (19,192-square-foot) complex in Port-au-Prince has modern teaching facilities, a school of nursing and a lab technician school. The National Campus for Health Sciences (Le Campus des Sciences de la Santé), which offers clinical training, is adjacent to the complex.
Achievements and Outcomes
Renovated medical facilities and new hospitals and health centers are giving Haitian citizens access to the basic health services they need to maintain a standard of living. In addition, design and construction of new medical supply warehouses in the west, north and south departments are supporting improved supply chains, leading to better care across the country.
Our Work and the SDGs
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by countries to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. AECOM supports the SDGs. You can read AECOM’s Sustainability Report 2016 to learn more about how our work on clients’ projects, like this one, is helping transform the world.