Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Haiti's recovery won't happen overnight - USAID

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 11, CMC - Four years after Haiti was struck by a powerful earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000 people and damaged most of the country’s infrastructure, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says the impoverished, French-speaking Caribbean country’s recovery “won’t happen overnight”.

USAID mission director to Haiti, John Groarke, said in a statement on Saturday that USAID was “striving to build the capacity of local organizations to lead and manage development initiatives.

“This necessarily involves building public and private institutions so Haitians can lead and manage their own development.

“On our part, we are enhancing the capacity of the Ministry of Health to manage a national healthcare system using its own human and financial resources, so it will no longer be dependent on donors,” he added.

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