This brief provides an overview of the community health system in Haiti. In Haiti, the health system is overseen at the national level by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population-MSPP) which provides policies and standards for service delivery at all levels, including the community level. Health service delivery is managed and coordinated across three levels: national (level III), health department (level II), and district and community levels (level I). The national level is guided by the MSPP and provides policy guidance for community-level service delivery. The Health Department level is guided by the Health Department Directorate, which provides routine support to its catchment population and is responsible for the implementation of national community health strategies. The district and community health levels are distinct, yet are regarded in the policy documents as one overarching level because of their critical service delivery roles in communities. Community health policy and the role of community health workers are detailed in this brief.
Frontline Health Project. 2020. "The community health system in Haiti: An overview," brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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