United Nations Foundation

Press Release

June 14, 2019 [Port au Prince, Haiti] The Haiti Tech Summit is pleased to announce that the United Nations Foundation will be joining the 3rd Annual Summit as a sponsor and launcher of the Haiti Tech Summit’s Health Innovation Hub. The United Nations Foundation’s works to build communities and incubate initiatives to support the UN and its priority issues, including achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Foundation’s Clean Cooking Alliance and Global Health teams will be featured on the “Innovation and the SDG’s“panel to present the work they are supporting Haiti’s health and environment sector including opportunities to invest in the future of Haiti’s sustainable development,

Speakers Sabine Bernard – Senior Associate, Malaria United Nations Foundation and Dave Fils-Aime, Haiti Project manager, Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation will discuss how the United Nations Foundation along with their developmental partners are implementing innovative approaches using technology to help Haiti accelerate towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These approaches include innovative technology solutions that is helping advance malaria elimination in Haiti and the use of multi-faceted strategies to increase access to clean cooking solutions.  

“Our partners’ work to end malaria in Haiti depends on community health care workers’ access to reliable technology, so we are excited to support the Haiti Tech Summit,” said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Executive Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. “This is a pivotal moment in Haiti’s efforts to become malaria-free. The Haiti Tech Summit is an important place to convene industry leaders, digital marketers, and entrepreneurs to generate ideas that will ensure a healthy, malaria-free Haiti.”

The Haiti Tech Summit is excited to welcome the United Nations Foundation and partners to the 2019 Summit. Learn more about the United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets, Global Health and Clean Cooking Alliance visit their booth at this year’s Health Innovation Hub at the Haiti Tech Summit.

About Haiti Tech Summit: Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine Souffrant Ntim, Haiti Tech Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, celebrities and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative to turn Haiti into an international tech hub by 2030. Deemed the “Davos of the Caribbean”, Haiti Tech Summit has welcomed keynote speakers such as Jack Dorsey-founder of Twitter, President of Haiti- Jovenel Moise, Ben Horowitz- Investor in Facebook, etc. RSVP to join us on June 20-22, 2019.

About Nothing But Nets

A campaign of the United Nations, Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Nothing But Nets provides direct support to the Malaria Zero Alliance, an innovative initiative and consortium of partners with a common goal of malaria elimination in Haiti. Spearheaded by the Unites States Center for Disease Control and Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, the Malaria Zero Alliance partnerships with the public and private sector in Haiti, NGOs and UN agencies are accelerating malaria prevention and treatment efforts using technology to support and revitalize the country’s health information system