PAHO/WHO is collaborating with health sector partners to fight the recent cholera oubreak in Haiti. The work strategy centers around prevention at the community level, strengthening first level treatment centers for the treatment of mild cases and the establishment of specialized centers for the treatment of more severe cases.
At the close of this edition, Haiti’s Ministry of Health had confirmed more than 4,000 cases and more than 300 deaths due to the disease. In addition to Artibonite, where initial cases were reported, cholera had spread to other departments. Previous experience with this disease suggests that more cases will continue popping up in the next few years.
We will have complete coverage of the outbreak in Haiti in the next edition of the newsletter.