Dr. Marie-Marcelle H. Deschamps (GHESKIO) is among four finalists being considered for the 2023 Women Building Peace Award from the United States Institute for Peace. Dr. Deschamps emphasizes the role of women in promoting both peace and public health, for example in conducting outreach to gangs in order to continue providing much-needed health services to Port-au-Prince residents. According to Deschamps. “I know the risks are there, but we all have to take a risk and know that we are on a mission, and you choose your battle. We each have a battle and mine is staying here.” The full article by Miami Herald journalist Jacqueline Charles follows.
Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards a single organzation one million dollars for its contributions to global health. A list of this year's nominees can be found here. Five of these nominees are organizations active in Haiti. I am familiar with, and very much respect the work of, FOSREF, GHESKIO, and Partners in Health. If you know of the other two organizations listed, please feel free to provide information in the comments section below. Once the awardee has been selected, we will post it as well.