If yes, provide organization name.
Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.
Our primary partnership, with the Haitian Ministry of Health and Population, has enabled RUTF and community based care of childhood malnutrition to become an integral part of national health policy. A clear and explicit preference has been stated for Haitian produced RUTF in treatment programs, of which MFK is the only manufacturer.
Our non-monetary partnerships with dozens of NGOs in Haiti consist mainly in knowledge transfers for programme treatment protocols, whereby best practices are spread and disseminated throughout the country, increasing the chances of success for Haitian children and for implementing health care workers.
Our numerous non-monetary partnerships with businesses in both the US and Haiti provide us important inputs of raw materials, expertise consulting, and laboratory support, to name but a few.
MFK is also looking to provide food safety consulting services to Haitian food manufacturers, pending interest and engagement from the private sector.
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?
Increased staff capacity to respond to drivers of growth and new opportunities.
Increased partnerships with agricultural extensions, to transfer responsibility for agricultural development programs to implementing partners.
Capital for construction of new dedicated manufacturing facility.