MARTISSANT, Ouest, HT (sentinel.ht) – The United States Ambassador to Haiti, Peter F. Mulrean, on Saturday took part in the distribution of Zika prevention kits at a clinic in the Port-au-Prince district of Martissant.
“The United States actively supported the action plan against Zika the Ministry of Public Health. This plan focuses on prevention, detection and response to disease. In the context of prevention, today we have distributed anti-Zika kits to Haitian women in their first trimester of pregnancy, a risk category,” said Ambassador Mulrean, quoted by Haiti Libre.
Following a request from the Ministry of Health to the Cooperation Office of Security of Humanitarian Assistance of SOUTHCOM, the donation of the kits was made.
The kits were distributed to pregnant women who are in their first trimester. The some, 700 kits contained insect repellents, citronella-based candles and condoms.
Ambassador Mulrean was accompanied by the Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), Dr. Timothy Gabriel. The Martissant clinic is one supported by the US Agency for International development (USAID).
The Martissant Community Clinic is one of 164 health institutions supported by USAID through its project delivery integrated health care in Haiti, and serves a community of 250,000 residents. Each month, the clinic provides antenatal services to over 450 pregnant women.