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Improving urban immunization services in Cite Soleil, Haiti to address the zero-dose children and dropout rates through a human-centered approach


Healthcare in Haiti is extremely challenging, given the country’s history of poverty, poor infrastructure, social unrest and vulnerability to multiple types of natural disasters. In 2017, John Snow, Inc. (JSI) launched an intervention in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, with support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to strengthen the quality and use of immunization services in the urban slums of Cité Soleil. In this densely populated township in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, limited infrastructure, poverty, gang violence, lack of knowledge, poor services, and stigmatization— among many other barriers—severely impede access to basic services, including immunization.

This poster outlines JSI's human-centered approach to improving urban immunization in Cite Soleil, Haiti. This work is part of JSI's portfolio of urban immunization projects funded by Gavi the Vaccine Alliance.

Authors: Dr. Pierre Fontaine MD, MPH; Brian Castro; Dr. Michel Othepa MD, MPH; Enrique Paz MD, MPH; Dr. Folake Olayinka MD, MPH; Dr. Paule-Andrée Byron MD, EPI Director

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