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The USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)’s Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti (SSQH) project is working in close conjunction with the Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population or MSPP) and all 10 of the country’s health departments (Direction Départementale de la Santé or DDS) with the overarching goal of facilitating a sustainable health system. SSQH provides technical, financial, and material support to the DDSs and 164 MSPP- and non-governmental organization (NGO)-supported sites to strengthen health provider capacity, increase utilization of health services, improve the quality of health services and referral networks, develop managerial capacity, and support the formulation and implementation of national and departmental health policies.

The maternal and newborn health (MNH) component of SSQH supports the MSPP to implement high-impact interventions aimed at reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality at facility and community levels, with a strong focus on improving quality of care. While all 164 SSQH facilities benefit from MNH activities, the program gives particular attention to the 41 facilities that offer all components of emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC).