Reconstruction of the health sector in Haiti: a missed opportunity?

by MSF author Maude Montani

MSF's Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH) is pleased to announce the publication of the article "Reconstruction of the health sector in Haiti: a missed opportunity?" by Maude Montani published in The Humanitarian Space of the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN).

The impact of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was devastating for a country whose history was already marked by poverty, natural disasters, environmental degradation and political instability. An outbreak of cholera several months later further hampered reconstruction efforts. At the same time, this presented an opportunity to rebuild and develop the country, including an already extremely fragile and inequitable health system. Over five years later, this opportunity seems to have been missed. This article looks at the state of reconstruction of the health sector in Haiti and some of the major challenges faced.

Read it on the HPN website


Maude Montani (PhD) is Research and Publications Officer at the Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH).