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PAHO Position on Cholera Vaccination in Haiti

Currently, PAHO does not recommend use of cholera vaccination in Haiti as an emergency response, but recognizes that as conditions change, the use of this vaccine may be advisable in the future. This document provides the basis for this position.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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Three new radio spots on the cholera outbreak

Experts from the Ministry of Public Health and Population and the Ministry of Culture and Communication in Haiti have released three new spots to be used in radio stations and mobile units throughout the areas most affected by the cholera outbreak.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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Haiti’s Ministry of Health Releases Radio Spots in 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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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Important Information on Food Security

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]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46

Argentina Will Provide Medical Aid to Haiti to Help With Cholera Outbreak

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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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