A poster with the "Five keys to safer food" is available for dissemination in Haitian communities. There are two versions in French (one created in Africa) and one version in Creole. The poster imparts important information for cholera prevention.
To download: [French] [Africa] [Creole]
The spots present a series of warnings about cholera, explaining in simple language how people can avoid contracting it. There are eight spots in the series, covering themes such as food safety and the handling of excrement and garbage.
The White Helmets Commission of the Argentinian Foreign Ministry met with the office of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Buenos Aires and the Panama regional office of the Organization to assess a possible humanitarian assistance to Haiti because of the cholera outbreak that affects that Caribbean nation.
Washington, Oct. 25, 2010 – As of today, the MSPP (Ministère de la santé publique et de la population), with support from partners like PAHO and the CDC, has reported 259 fatalities and 3,342 confirmed cases. Currently there are 12 cholera treatment centers being built to support isolation and treatment of cases: six in Artibonite, one in Central, and five in Port-au-Prince.
The emphasis is on prevention by ensuring clean water, promoting good personal hygiene, and food handling practices, including hand washing and trying to prevent defecation in open areas.