GHSC-PSM has been supporting the Government of Haiti to manage the cholera outbreak by delivering oral rehydration salts, zinc, and select antibiotics to facilities. These commodities are commonly procured by donors and governments to support maternal and child health. The project was selected as a partner by USAID’s emergency response teams—the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)—due to its capabilities in warehousing and distribution, and commodity tracking. These capabilities have allowed the project to successfully manage receipt, storage and distribution of urgent deliveries of cholera commodities. GHSC-PSM’s responsiveness and excellence was commended by its partners, who noted that the project’s support allowed products to arrive in the country within five weeks of BHA’s initial order.
“It was a pleasure to meet the dedicated professionals of [GHSC-PSM] and to learn about the creative approaches they developed to overcome the myriad challenges and obstacles of implementing health projects in Haiti; my sincere appreciation [goes out] for their dedication to their work and to improving the lives of Haitians.”
– Eric Stromayer, Chargé D’Affaires, US Embassy in Haiti
More than 164 pallets of commodities were procured with funds donated by USAID and the US Department of Defense. GHSC-PSM distributed these supplies to 270 health facilities in January 2023. The project is now using its global supply chain channels to help in another way, by procuring approximately $500,000 of additional cholera commodities for Haitian health facilities.