Captured in 2014, four years after Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake, in the northern Haitian commune of Gonaives, this image depicts a view of the structure that houses the refrigerators that contain the vaccines provided to the Haitian population. Note the solar cells on the rooftop of the building, used to power the refrigeration system, due to Haiti’s undependable electrical grid.
After the devastating earthquake in January, 2010, CDC received one-time funding to reestablish and strengthen Haiti’s public health system and address immediate public health needs. As part of these efforts, CDC is engaged with a wide range of activities from HIV and tuberculosis, to cholera treatment and safe water. CDC’s main partners include the Haitian Ministry of Health, Catholic Relief Services-AIDSrelief, Partners in Health, and local NGO, GHESKIO. They have developed seven interagency Public Health Legacy Goals: 1) eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, 2) eliminate the threat of cholera, 3) eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, 4) ensure a robust, sustainable, self-correcting public health system, 5) reduce the under-five mortality rate from vaccine-preventable diseases by 35%, and 6) reduce maternal mortality by 30%, and 7) reduce the prevalence of TB by 25%.
See the link below, for more on CDC’s role in Haiti.