Humanitarian Assistance

Project Name: Project for Strengthening Medical Emergency Response in Haiti
Project Description: Haiti is an island country in the Caribbean. Due to its geographical location, it has been affected by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, heavy rains and periodic droughts for many years. However, Haiti currently has no natural disaster-related contingency policies and plans, and lacks early disaster response. The outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified the impact on the national defense response. Therefore, the Haitian Ministry of Health hopes that Taiwan will assist its national ambulance center to build the pre-hospital emergency rescue capabilities. In addition, we will also share Taiwan’s COVID-19 prevention and control capabilities and experience to enhance its ability to respond to disasters early and prevent epidemics.

This project will be based on Taiwan's rich and diverse experience and expertise in early disaster response and pre-hospital emergency rescue to help strengthen Haiti's emergency medical response capabilities. The content includes: 1. Teaching academic courses online; 2. Organizing and dispatching a training team to Haiti to build the capacity of pre-hospital emergency rescue; and 3. Sharing the COVID-19 pandemic prevention experience of Taiwan's medical institutions through multimedia.

Implementation Start Date: 2020/11/1
Implementation End Date: 2022/3/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C/Chi Mei Hospital
Project Objectives: 1.Conduct theoretical courses online.
(1)Coordinate a 6-month online course.
(2)Conduct an online Q&A once a month.
2.Organize and dispatch a training team to Haiti to build the capacity of pre-hospital emergency rescue.
(1)Assist the Haitian National Ambulance Center to train 12-15 emergency medical care personnel.
(2)Complete a training report (including follow-up development suggestions).
3.Share the COVID-19 prevention experience of Taiwan's medical institutions through multimedia.
Executing Agency: TaiwanICDF
Chi Mei Hospital
Ministry of Health, Haiti
Implementation Arrangement: Conducting online courses and dispatch consultants to handle technical assistance and capacity building.
Current Progress:

To the end of June 2021, the following activities have been carried out:

1. Completed the translation of the French version of the COVID-19 prevention video for health education.

2. Completed the online course syllabus planning.

3. Recording the online course and two lessons of the course have been completed.

Project Performance: Strengthening Medical Emergency Response in Haiti.
Project Contact: Emmanuel Chang
Phone: +886-2-2873-2323#308
E-mail: c.l.chang@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Cooperating Country: Caribbean
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2021/11/24