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A decentralized proposal for water, sanitation, and health services

After seeing the success of the GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center – which localizes and decentralizes sanitation, health, and water services – MASS partnered with the Pershing Square Foundation to investigate if the model could be scaled to address additional communities struggling with waterborne diarrheal diseases. Over a period of three months, MASS worked with community health workers, community leaders, local nonprofit organizations, and government officials to assess the feasibility of a community-based water and wastewater sanitation system in one of the biggest slums in Port-au-Prince. The proposed model offers an alternative solution to centralized subterranean sanitation and sewerage infrastructure as yet to be implemented across Haiti. 

Project Details

18.594395, -72.307433

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Year: 2014

Status: Completed

Size: Study for informal settlement, population: ~60,000

Program: Community-based water, sanitation, and health infrastructure system

Services: Feasibility Study

Les Centres GHESKIO

Pershing Square Foundation