Haiti Report Summary

Haiti Country-Case Study on Maternal and Child Health 1990-2018 The LAC Regional Network conducted two year in-depth study in Haiti to measure the progress and understand the challenges towards the Sustainable Development Goals on maternal and child health. The study aimed to comprehensively assess the progress made in both coverage and equity in key reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health interventions and health-related outcomes from 1990-2018. Results showed a substantial decrease in stunting in children under 5 years of age (40%), neonatal mortality rate (37%), infant mortality rate (49%), and under-five mortality rate (54%). Substantial improvements were also observed in coverage indicators. Health expenditure on RMNCH services increased by 11.3 times from 2003 to 2011, however decreased from 2012 onwards. Haiti has made progress in RMNCH from 1990-2018, despite political instability, natural disasters and lack of economic growth. However there is room for improvement. Service coverage inequalities must be addressed and the gap between the rich and poor remain, or even still increasing. More coordination between government policies and NGO actions is needed, in conjunction with monitoring results to measure the impact of policies on coverage and reduction of inequalities. Full report will be released soon.