80 Thousand Haitian Families to Benefit from New Health & Sanitary Projects in Grand’Anse

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    80 Thousand Haitian Families to Benefit from New Health & Sanitary Projects in Grand'Anse

    Innovative Inter-Municipal Cooperation Lands $700,000 Initiative

    PR Newswire

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — An ambitious health and sanitary program valued at $700,000, which will benefit 80,000 families in Haiti's Southwestern Grand'Anse region, was made possible by an innovative inter-municipal cooperation agreement signed by the President of the Association of Mayors from Grand'Anse (AMAGA), Saint-Antoine Hospital of Jeremie, France's Nantes-Metropole Community, and Nantes University Hospital.

    The agreement, fostered by Haiti's Ministry of the Interior, launches a comprehensive public health policy on water supply and sanitation for all the department's municipalities, enabling the construction of an extensive latrine and potable water program, which will help contain the spread of cholera in both urban and rural communities.

    This Inter-Municipal Cooperation will provide technical, financial and administrative support to the Saint-Antoine Hospital of Jeremie, including medical personnel training, renovation of health facilities and medical equipment.

    The Ministry of the Interior carries out the President of Haiti's vision to drive sustainable development through local initiatives and decentralized cooperation.?

    SOURCE Ministry of the Interior of Haiti