Perceived Health Status, Access, and Cost of Health Services

The purpose of this study is to document the prevalence of disease, costs associated with disease episodes, perceived quality of services received, and perceived health status from the general population. We designed this household study, developed the tools, conducted analysis and produced the report for this cross-sectional study of one of the poorest slums in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, right outside of Cite Soleil. In this study, we will correlate perceived health status with recent illness and use of health services.

Child Health Project Funded by the Global Ministries, the Haiti Child Health Project (HCHP)
is a five year project (2015-2020) that will work to improve the health status and nutrition, and overall reduce morbidity among women of reproductive age and their children five and younger in five vulnerable communities (Duplan, Furcy, Gebo, Olivier, and Côtes-de-Fer).

Its specific objectives are:

1 Ensure that the five targeted health facilities in the communities have resources adequate to provide maternal and child health services to their catchment areas;

2 Improve health-seeking behaviors (including demand for health care and primary prevention) among women and children aged 0–5 in the target communities;

and 3 Implement a comprehensive data management system that supports continuous quality improvement, data for advocacy, and strong program management as well as transmission of supporting documents for billing.

As sub-partner, Oxford Epi’s specific role is to provide overall leadership in the development, maintenance and management of a web-based data management information system for collecting and analyzing client-level and program level data to support monitoring and evaluation of activities at project sites. We will adapt tools from the Ministry of Health, provide training, mentoring and coaching to enable use of the web-based system by project M&E staff and community health workers. We will also conduct baseline assessment of health facilities to identify bottlenecks in the processes of service delivery for maternal and child health services, and oversea mid and end-line assessments.