The main GHESKIO campus is located on three acres in downtown Port-au-Prince and the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Reproductive Health (IMIS) is located on eight acres of land on the northern side of town, near the airport.
The GHESKIO Downtown Campus
Research, training, and patient care in the downtown campus are housed in eight buildings with an area of 50,000 square feet. Support from the international donor community, including the United States, France, Japan, Canada, Norway, and the Netherlands has helped this GHESKIO center expand from its original size of about 10,000 square feet. This has allowed the creation of separate areas for routine patient care and for volunteers enrolled in clinical studies. The research areas are all within fifty meters of the service laboratory and the administrative and clinical buildings. Routine HIV counseling and testing services are provided in the clinical building.
With support from the Principality of Monaco, GHESKIO opened the doors to a new Primary School in the Fall of 2012. Children whose schools were destroyed in the earthquake attend the Prince Albert II Primary School.
Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Center
GHESKIO is also building a new Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Center with support from the MAC AIDS Foundation. The Nutrition Center will offer mothers and families a safe, nurturing space to gather, share experiences about motherhood and learn about providing the proper nutrition for their newborns and children. Women will be trained in operating high efficiency stoves, best cooking practices and optimal ways to provide nutrition that will ensure the healthy development of their children and families. The center will house 6 main clinics: Pediatric Clinic, Ob/GYN Clinic, Adolescent Clinic, Pharmacy-Phlebotomy, Community Nutrition, and Clinic Nutrition.
Construction of a new 35-bed tuberculosis hospital will conclude in the Fall of 2013. Made possible by a generous gift from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), the hospital will treat patients with TB and MDR-TB. The 2010 earthquake destroyed all three major tuberculosis hospitals in Haiti. Since the earthquake, rates of TB among children have increased six-fold. The new hospital will replace an inpatient tent hospital where GHESKIO currently provides TB diagnosis and treatment to over 1,000 adults and children.