As a partner on the global USAID ENVISION project, led by RTI International, IMA led implementation in Haiti and worked alongside the Haiti NTDCP, a joint effort between the Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Education, and other partners. IMA helped the government conduct community and school-based MDAs across Haiti’s 10 departments for the elimination and control of LF and STH.
IMA trained approximately 34,000 community leaders, promoters, and distributors to educate the population about LF and STH, persuade the highest number of households possible to participate in MDA, and conduct MDA through community distribution posts and schools. In Haiti, IMA led the scale-up of nationwide treatment and treated nearly 6 million people annually for LF and STH. Following WHO guidance, IMA and its partners also conducted TAS in communes which have had at least 5 consecutive MDAs at high coverage. Of the 140 communes in Haiti, 118 communes are now under surveillance with 22 communes still undergoing MDA (now covered under Act to End NTDs | East). IMA assisted the HNTDCP and partners in revamping an urban MDA strategy for the Port au Prince metropolitan area communes to increase coverage.