Commitment to Action

Health Infrastructure to Combat Cholera in Haiti

Commitment by

Mass Design Group

In 2013, MASS Design Group, in partnership with Les Centres GHESKIO, committed to design 10 Health and Hydration Centers (HHC) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to address the current cholera epidemic spreading across the country. The HHCs present a new paradigm for diarrheal disease treatment and prevention with a three-pronged approach: 1) a primary health care center, 2) chlorinated water distribution, and 3) an on-site wastewater treatment facility to prevent recontamination. This approach builds on MASS's experience in partnering with the first permanent cholera treatment center in Port-au-Prince, the GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center, which will be used as a prototype to strengthen the HHC design through carefully monitoring its health outcomes and community impact. MASS also intends to develop a plan for city-wide replication of HHCs and envisions partnering with MSPP and other stakeholders to integrate this model into health facilities across Port-au-Prince, bolstering long-term Haitian community health.

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Commitment

Health Infrastructure to Combat Cholera in Haiti

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$700,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Mass Design Group

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Brian and Karen Conway, Les Centres GHESKIO, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Kimelman Family Foundation, Barr Foundation, Herman Miller, Inc.