HIV Case-based Surveillance in Haiti: Partnering for an Effective and Successful Response to the HIV Epidemic

By Edna Pierre, National HIV Surveillance Coordinator, NASTAD Haiti

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Edna Pierre, National HIV Surveillance Coordinator, NASTAD Haiti

Early in the national response to the HIV epidemic, the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) prioritized the development of strategic information systems and identified NASTAD Haiti as a key partner with the technical expertise to implement a national HIV/AIDS case based surveillance system (HASS). NASTAD Haiti has supported this collaborative, national effort since 2003. Case based surveillance (CBS) data in Haiti are critical in monitoring the trends of the HIV epidemic, characterizing affected populations, identifying needs and gaps in testing, prevention, treatment and care services, and guiding resource allocation to areas of need across the HIV Continuum of Care.

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