Haiti’s Health Care System


Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of lending institutions, health care, and human capital, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 6 through 9.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you:

1.Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples..

2.Discuss, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected..

3.Ascertain the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Support your response with concrete examples..

4.Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor’s discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years


The Republic of Haiti is a small sovereign state located in the Western Hemisphere. The country lies within the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean, sharing an island with Dominican Republic. The country has an estimated population of 10.6 million people (CIA Factbook, 2015).  In 2010, the country was affected by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people and rendered 1.5 million others homeless (Ramachandran & Walz, 2012).  As a response, the international community camped in Haiti to offer various humanitarian assistances. Five years later, there is little success on the ground, making Haiti one of the exemplar failures of international aids, especially in the health sector.