Transcript of the press conference conducted by Dr. Jon Andrus, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization on 2 November 2010: "As expected, the number of cases of cholera and deaths are continuing to increase in Haiti. The latest figures from the Ministry of Health show more than 4,700 cases and 337 deaths."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
In Haiti, the national number of cases and hospitalizations has decreased in the past three weeks, following the increase which occurred between EW 20 and 25. At the local level two departments, Nord and Nord Ouest, recorded an increase in the number of new cholera cases and new hospitalizations since EW 22. Meanwhile, Port-au-Prince and the Centre, Grand Anse and Nippes departments which had recorded an increase in cases between EW 22 and 23, have recorded a decline for the past three weeks.
While in Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Public Health reported that since the beginning of the outbreak up to EW 29 of 2011 they recorded a total of 13,200 suspected cholera cases and confirmed 87 deaths due to cholera. The Distrito Nacional and the provinces of Elías Piña, San Cristóbal, San Juan, San Pedro de Macoris, Santiago and Santo Domingo Este and Oueste registered the highest rates of cholera transmission.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 10:06
International Partners Back Investment in Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera From the Island of Hispaniola
Representatives of several international organizations pledged this week to promote investments in water and sanitation infrastructure as key steps toward the elimination of cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The pledges were made during the launch of a new Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola, on June 4 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 13:15
Currently we observe an average of 300 cholera cases per day with significant variations between departments. These can be actual differences, but are sometimes the result of under reporting in certain communes or treatment of other diarrhea-like illnesses at health structures. This is a significant decrease from last month, when an average of 500 cholera cases was observed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2011 09:05
Haiti has recently introduced the pentavalent vaccine, a combination vaccine designed to protect children from five dangerous diseases.
Jean-Pierre knows that vaccinating his daughter, Isabel, is one of the best gifts he can give her. The head of the family is familiar with tragedy and death because he has seen them up close in the last three years: during the devastating earthquake that ravaged Haiti in January 2010 and took the lives of over 220 000 people; as a result of the winds and rains of Hurricane Thomas in October 2010; and during the ongoing cholera epidemic that began in November 2010.
Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 17:22