About the Haiti Relief Toolkit

What are K4Health Toolkits

Purpose and audiences of this toolkit

Types of resources in this toolkit

How to use this toolkit

How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?

How can I make a comment or give feedback about this toolkit?

Publishers of esources included in this toolkit


What are K4Health Toolkits?

K4Health Toolkits are electronic collections of carefully selected information resources on a particular topic for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers. They are based on a continuous publishing principle that allows them to evolve after publication to capture additional resources and to identify and fill remaining information gaps. 

Purpose and audiences of this toolkit


The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project initiated the Haiti Relief Toolkit soon after the Haiti Earthquake in January 2010. The purpose is to provide international and local relief workers with access to a technical resource package of key tools and materials to help with relief efforts on the ground. The materials included in the toolkit focus on meeting both immediate and long-term needs of the Haitian people. To facilitate access to the toolkit where there is no Internet access, K4Health is distributing the toolkit on flash drives. To request the toolkit on flash drive, contact K4Health by e-mail at toolkits@k4health.org; by phone at 1-410-659-6300; or by mail at K4Health Project, 111 Market Place, Suite 310, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA. 


Types of resources in this toolkit


This toolkit provides relevant, reliable, and usable information related to disaster relief. The resources were selected with health policy makers, program managers, and service providers in mind. For example, the toolkit contains:

  • Manuals and reference materials to ensure proper relief efforts.
  • Checklists and other tools to increase the effectiveness and quality of activities and services.
  • Various publication formats including manuals, briefs, pamphlets, posters, teaching and training materials, tools, and job aids.  

We invite you to suggest resources or adapt the resources in this toolkit to suit your local circumstances and languages.

How to use this toolkit


To browse the contents of this toolkit, use the navigation tabs at the top of the pages to view resources related to key issues in disaster relief efforts. You can also use the search box, found at the top of any tookit page, if you know what you are looking for or have a specific item in mind.


How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?


We invite you to contribute to evolving and enhancing this toolkit. If you have developed or use quality resources that you think should be included in the toolkit, please use the discussion board to suggest them. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.


How can I make a comment or give feedback about this toolkit?


If you have comments about the toolkit, please Join the Discussion. This is your interactive discussion board where you can provide continuous feedback about the toolkit. Your feedback will help to ensure the toolkit remains up-to-date and is continually improved. The discussion board is also where you can exchange information with other toolkit users. For example, you can share ideas about how you have used the toolkit in your work so that others can learn from and adapt your experiences.

Publishers of resources included in this toolkit

Resources selected for inclusion in this toolkit were published by the following organizations working throughout the world to support disaster relief efforts.  Information provided is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Government or The Johns Hopkins University.

Academy for Educational Development [AED]

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action [ALNAP]

All in Diary

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

ALTA Language Services, Inc. 

American Logistics Aid Network

ARC International 

Averting Maternal Death and Disability [AMDD]

BBC World Service Trust

Briefings on Development and Gender [BRIDGE] Institute of Development Studies

Capacity Plus Project


Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network [CHART]

Carnegie Mellon

Center for Applied Linguistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters [CRED]

Child Protection Working Group of the Protection Cluster Working Group


Comfort for Kids

Cruse Bereavement Care

Defence for Children-International [DCI]


Department for International Development [DFID]

Early Childhood Initiative Foundation of Miami


Emergency Nutrition Network

Emergency Shelter Cluster

End Child Prostitution Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes [ECPAT] International 


European Commission

Executive Committees on Humanitarian Affairs and Peace and Security [ECHA/ECPS], a UN and NGO Task Force on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Family Care International 

FHI 360

Famine Early Warning System Network [FEWS NET]

Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA]

Florida Department of Health

Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance [FANTA] Project

Gender and Disaster Network

Gender and Peacebuilding Working Group, Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System


Government of the Republic of Haiti

Grassroots International

Haiti Action Network

Haiti Health Systems 2004 [HS-2004] Project

Haiti Ministe Sante Piblik Ak Popilasyon [MSPP]

Handicap International

HAP International 

Health and Fragile States Network

Health Systems 20/20

Hesperian Foundation

Humanitarian Practice Network

Immunization Action Coalition

Indian Health Service

Information Management and Mine Action Programs [iMMAP]

Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action [ITHACA]

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University

Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama [INCAP]


Inter-agency Standing Committee [IASC]

Inter-agency Working Group [IAWG]

Inter-Agency Working Group [IAWG] on Reproductive Health in Crises

Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations

Inter-agency Working Group on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

International Catholic Children Bureau [ICCB]

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh [ICDDR,B]

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Federation for Human Rights [FIDH]

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Food Safety Authorities Network [INFOSAN]

International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]

International Rescue Committee (Guinea)

International Social Service [ISS]

International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)


Kwa-Wouj Ameriken (American Red Cross)


John Snow, Inc. [JSI]

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs

Johns Hopkins University


Logistics Cluster


Management Sciences for Health [MSH]

Marie Stopes International

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institutes of Health

National Resuscitation Program


Norwegian Refugee Council

Northwest Emergency Contraception Coalition

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [OHCHR], Regional Office for the Pacific

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance [OFDA]

One Response


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]

Organization of American States

Overseas Development Institute


Pan American Health Organization [PAHO]

Partners in Health

Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the Americas [PREAL]


Pathfinder International


Plan International 

Population Reference Bureau [PRB]

Population Services International [PSI], Haiti

ProVention Consortium

RAND Corporation


Reproductive Health Response in Conflict [RHRC] Consortium

Save the Children

Shelter Centre

SODIS Fundación

Solar Water Disinfection [SODIS]

Solidarites International 

Supply Chain Management System [SCMS]

The Cochrane Collaboration

The Extraordinaries

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, THE WORLD BANK

The Sphere Project

TransAfrica Forum

U.S. Agency for International Development [USAID]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration


United Nations

United Nations Children's Fund [UNICEF]

United Nations Development Programme, Pacific Centre

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Oranization [UNESCO]

United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP]

United Nations General Assembly

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR]

United Nations Human Settlements Program

United Nations Institute for Training and Research [UNITAR], Operational Satellite Applications Programme [UNOSAT]

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA]

United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti

United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]

United States Department of Health & Human Services [HHS]

United States National Library of Medicine [NLM]

United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR]

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota Law School Human Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic

University of Virginia Law School International Human Rights Law Clinic and Human Rights Program

University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center


Vodafone Foundation


Water, Engineering and Development Centre

WHO/ The International Food Safety Authorities Network [INFOSAN]

Women's Refugee Commission

World Food Programme [WFP]

World Health Organization [WHO]

World Vision International [WVI]

Youth Peer Education Network [YPEER]