Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined nearly four dozen other international and nongovernmental agencies in proposing a common strategy to support the expansion of efforts to control the current cholera epidemic in Haiti.
The new “Cholera Inter-Sector Response Strategy for Haiti” outlines actions by participating organizations in the areas of health services, epidemiology, community prevention and social mobilization, water and sanitation, management of resettlement camps, and logistics.
The strategy details additional actions that will be needed to respond to some 200,000 cases of cholera over the next six to 12 months. Approximately $164 million is needed to carry out the strategy.
The multi-sectoral strategy supports the efforts of Haiti’s Ministry of Health and other government agencies. Partners include the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Office for Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), CARE USA, OXFAM GB and Quebec, Feed the Children, Save the Children USA, World Vision International, and other international and local nongovernmental organizations.
Read the strategy here: http://bit.ly/buIbn7