Sustainable Progress in Haiti: A New Kind of Partnership With Abbott, the Abbott Fund and Partners In Health

Sustainable Progress in Haiti: A New Kind of Partnership With Abbott, the Abbott Fund and Partners In Health

Abbott and the Abbott Fund are working together with Partners In Health (PIH) to find new answers to the longstanding challenges of malnutrition and lack of economic opportunity in Haiti.

The $6.5 million initiative draws on the combined expertise of PIH and Abbott to open a new nutrition production facility in Haiti’s Central Plateau region. The facility will produce Nourimanba, a therapeutic food used to treat severe malnutrition, providing free, life-saving treatment to thousands of children through PIH's clinics in Haiti.

In addition, the facility will produce and sell peanut butter in Haiti. The long-term goal is to create a social enterprise that will be self-sustaining, with revenue from peanut butter sales reinvested in the facility to cover the costs of Nourimanba production.

Every aspect of the partnership aims to expand economic opportunity in the region, with local production, extensive training of Haitian staff, and an agricultural program that will create market opportunities and boost incomes for local farmers.

We've worked with PIH to create a new website to share updates on this important work – please visit

This partnership is an important part of Abbott’s broader work to expand access to health care in Haiti and other developing regions of the world. Since 2007, Abbott and the Abbott Fund have provided more than $57 million in grants and product donations to help address critical health needs in Haiti, including maternal and child health, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition.

Content from this campaign

Video: A New Enterprise and Community of Farmers in Haiti
In a new video, hear Haitians talk about a partnership between Abbott, the Abbott Fund and Partners In Health that is improving lives and communities. Built and run by Haitians, a new nutrition facility produces a lifesaving product to treat malnutrition called Nourimanba. In addition, an agricultural program helps local farmers improve the supply of quality peanuts needed for the facility,...
Aug 28, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Video: Partners In Health's Jon Lascher Talks About Partnership With Abbott in Haiti
In Haiti, nearly every child seen at the clinics run by the non-profit organization Partners In Health (PIH) suffers from some degree of malnutrition. Abbott and its foundation the Abbott Fund are working together with PIH to help address childhood malnutrition in Haiti through an innovative partnership. In a new video on...
May 31, 2013 10:05 AM ET
President Bill Clinton Visits Haiti Nutrition Facility Built by Abbott, Abbott Fund, Partners In Health
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation, toured the new 18,000-square-foot Nourimanba nutrition facility in Haiti built by Abbott and the Abbott Fund for the nonprofit organization Partners In Health (PIH).  "I want to thank...
Mar 21, 2013 9:00 AM ET
CBS Evening News: Peanut Crop Growing Hope in Haiti
CBS Evening News recently traveled to Haiti to find out more about the partnership between Partners In Health, Abbott and the Abbott Fund, and learn how Haiti's peanut crop is saving lives and creating new economic opportunities. To watch the clip, click here.
Feb 22, 2012 9:00 AM ET
CNBC: Corporate Social Responsibility Now a Staple at Davos
In January 2012, CNBC highlighted the Abbott-Partners In Health initiative in Haiti as part of its coverage of CSR at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. To read the full article, click here. 
Jan 22, 2012 8:00 AM ET