Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. We build local capacity and work closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Zanmi Lasante (ZL)?Partners In Health in Haitian Creole?is PIH?s flagship project: the oldest, largest, most ambitious, and most replicated. ZL operates clinics and hospitals in a dozen sites across Haiti?s Central Plateau and Lower Artibonite. The organization is the largest nongovernmental healthcare provider in Haiti, serving a catchment area of 1.2 million people, an eighth of the population of Haiti, with a staff of 5,400 Haitians. The provision of 200 LNG IUS will bolster the existing family planning programs. Before the partnership with the ICA Foundation, PIH/ZL did not have access to IUDs at any sites in Haiti and this donation is a way to increase access to long-acting reversible contraception for the women served.
Hope for Haiti Foundation
Hope for Haiti Foundation, also known as HFHF, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in North Carolina and a licensed Haiti NGO, with volunteers all over the United States and Haiti. The partnership with the ICA Foundation provides LNG IUS to the main HFHF clinic. Every year women in Haiti suffer unwanted pregnancies, unplanned pregnancies. The also report a significant amount of menorrhagia and dysmenorrhia. The introduction of LNG IUS into this community will address both of these needs. The program includes both community education and provider training. Since 2013, a total of 100 LNG IUS have been provided to the HFHF clinic.
OHMaSS / PSI (WCG)
WCG – WCG is an international non-profit organization committed to empowering, educating and enabling women and girls to make informed choices and access critical reproductive health products and services.Organisation Haïtienne de Marketing Social pour la Santé (OHMaSS) is a local PSI affiliate. OHMaSS proposes to distribute LNG-IUS through its Dutch-funded, free mobile clinic in the greater metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. The mobile clinic allows women to receive quality counselling and to be exposed to the full range of available contraceptive choices, including new long-term methods not traditionally available to them. OHMaSS also partners with a small network of trained, youth-friendly clinics where clients can be referred for follow-up.The objective of the project is to pilot acceptability of the LNG IUS through OHMaSS free mobile clinic, and potentially through a small number of youth-friendly partner clinics. By introducing the LNG IUS, OHMaSS anticipates developing a positive attitude toward the LNG IUS within a small group of young women who will communicate favorably about the method and their positive experience. The partnership with OHMaSS began in the summer of 2019, when the initial 100 units of LNG IS were shipped to Port-au-Prince.