Public Health Situation Analysis - Haiti - 23 April 2024

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Since the beginning of 2023, the humanitarian crisis in Haiti has escalated significantly. This deterioration of the humanitarian situation is primarily attributed to the heightened insecurity stemming from the expansion of gang-controlled territories in areas surrounding the capital, particularly during the second quarter of 2023. As a result, the already limited "green" zones have shrunk further, and regions facing substantial access constraints have expanded. This situation has further escalated in 2024 where gang violence is causing wide-spread insecurity brining state institutions and basic services including the health system to near collapse.

Despite the many challenges, PAHO and its partners continue to support the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) to face the ongoing crisis affecting the health sector.