Cholera in the Americas – Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 20 of 2019 a total of 375 suspected cases of Cholera were reported in Haiti (including 3 deaths). Suspected Cholera cases in Haiti have decreased by 90% from the level observed between EW 1 and EW 17 in 2018 (3777 suspected cases, including 12 deaths). To access 18 May 2019: Cholera – Report of National Network of Surveillance, Haiti.

71st World Health Assembly: New Resolution on Cholera Prevention and Control

At the 71st World Health Assembly, held from 21-25 May 2018, delegates adopted a resolution on cholera prevention and control urging Member States and the Director General to act on cholera prevention and urging cholera-affected countries to implement a roadmap that aims to reduce deaths from the disease by 90% by 2030. The resolution also calls on WHO to increase its capacity to support countries fighting the disease; strengthen surveillance and reporting of cholera; and reinforce its leadership and coordination of global prevention and control efforts.

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Cholera in the Americas – Situation summary


Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 17 of 2018 a total of 1374 suspected cases of Cholera were reported in Haiti (including 12 deaths). Suspected Cholera cases in Haiti have been on the rise since EW 9. To access 28 April 2018: Cholera – Report of National Network of Surveillance, Haiti, select this link.

Cholera in the Americas – Situation summary

Figure 1. Suspeceted cholera cases per epidemiological week. Haiti 2014 - 2017In the Americas Region, between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 50 of 2017, a total of
13,582 suspected cholera cases were reported on the island of Hispaniola, of which 99% occurred
in Haiti (13,468 cases, including 157 deaths). To access 28 December 2017: Cholera – Epidemiological Update select this link

Reflecting Back and Looking Forward, Regional Coalition to Eliminate Cholera from Hispaniola. Achievement Highlights 2012–2016

In January 2012, the presidents of Haiti and the Dominican Republic joined PAHO, UNICEF, and the U.S. CDC in issuing a “Call to Action” for a cholera-free island of Hispaniola through major new investments in water and sanitation infrastructure. As of September 2016, the Regional Coalition has 23 members. Between October 2010 and July 2016, cholera has claimed more than 9,000 lives and sickened more than 776,000 persons. The Coalition has worked steadily to catalyze organizations within the international community to come together to monitor the trends, build national capacity, provide technical assistance, and share best practices and lessons learned on inter-sectoral approaches to cholera prevention and control in Haiti. Learn more about coalition achievements:

International coalition expresses support for medium-term plan to fight cholera in Haiti

Washington, D.C., 9 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Noting that cholera continues to take a heavy toll on the people of Haiti, representatives of international partner organizations are urging strong financial and political support for a medium-term cholera plan recently released in draft form by the Haitian government.

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Cholera Epidemiological Update July 14 2016

Update on the Cholera situation in Haiti prepared by the PAHO Haiti Country Office, in coordination and collaborations with main partners and with the Haiti Ministry of Health. Key update: Vulnerability to cholera still persisting in Haiti.

Cholera Epidemiological Update July 14 2016

Effectiveness of Oral Cholera Vaccine in Haiti: 37-Month Follow-Up

The first oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign, since its prequalification by the World Health Organization, in response to an ongoing cholera epidemic (reactive vaccination) was successfully conducted in a poor urban slum of approximately 70,000 inhabitants in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2012. Vaccine coverage was 75% of the target population. This report documents the impact of OCV in reducing the number of culture-confirmed cases of cholera admitted to the Groupe Haïtien d’Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes (GHESKIO) cholera treatment center from that community in the 37 months post vaccination (April 2012–April 30, 2015).

Effectiveness of Oral Cholera Vaccine in Haiti: 37-Month Follow-Up

Cholera Coalition Achievements – Summary of Work 2012-2015

In January 2012, the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola was created by PAHO, UNICEF and CDC. This document, compiled with input from a wide survey conducted with all Partners, seeks to evidence key achievements and conclusions of the work done by the Cholera Coalition between 2012 and 2015.

Cholera Coalition Achievements – Summary of Work 2012 – 2015

Cholera Epidemiological Update March 10 2016

Update on the Cholera situation in Haiti prepared by the PAHO Haiti Country Office, in coordination and collaborations with main partners and with the Haiti Ministry of Health. Key update: Vulnerability to cholera still persisting in Haiti.

Haiti Cholera Update – 10 March 2016