About the Coalition

The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola was established in June 2012 by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Coalition provides technical expertise on cholera control and elimination to the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and is working to mobilize resources to support the two countries’ 10-year national action plans for eliminating the disease by 2022. The Regional Coalition grew out of a January 2012 “Call to Action” spearheaded by the governments of Haiti and the Dominica Republic—with support from PAHO/WHO, UNICEF and CDC—to mobilize international support for major new investments in water and sanitation as the best means of eliminating transmission of cholera from the island of Hispaniola. Anti-cholera efforts in Haiti are being led by Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP) and the National Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation (DINEPA) in the Ministry of Public Works, and in the Dominican Republic by the Ministry of Health with support from the National Water and Sanitation Institute (INAPA). Members of the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola (1 July 2013):

*PAHO/WHO serves as the Coalition’s secretariat

The following organizations have also provided important support for the Regional Coalition’s work:

  • Deep River
  • United States Water Partnership (USWP)
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Carolina
  • Water Mission
  • Water 2017

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