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Haiti - Health : Monitoring of the cholera situation in the country
14/12/2015 11:47:47

Haiti - Health : Monitoring of  the cholera situation in the country
At its last meeting, the High Level Committee on the Elimination of Cholera in Haiti co-chaired by Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Public Health and Population and Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary General UN in Haiti reviewed with the Committee members (ministry executives, resident Coordinator of humanitarian action, representatives of UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization, and the United Nations humanitarian department (OCHA)) reviewed the situation of cholera in Haiti and the advances in the implementation of Cholera elimination plan before evaluating the short-term plan (2012-2015) .

Despite the increase in cholera cases confirmed in the first quarter 2015 http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-14861-haiti-health-important-and-alarming-cholera-outbreaks.html
which increased the total number of cases for the year, compared to the year 2014, the Minister Duperval and Sandra Honoré took note of the reduction in the mortality rate of the disease as well as the progressive control of cases. "The high reactivity of Rapid Intervention Teams Mobile (EMIRA) have enabled during the month most at risk of the rainy season in October and November to reduce the number of cases to the lowest level in these periods from the beginning of the cholera epidemic in Haiti," stressed the Minister of Public Health, emphasizing the importance of the awareness campaign across the country as a means of prevention.

Committee members also discussed the progress in screening cholera vaccination and awareness. They also noted the importance of long-term investments in water and sanitation in parallel to a continuation of apid response capabilities, which complement each other to the elimination of transmission and at term of the disease http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-14897-haiti-social-humanitarian-emergency-$25m-necessary.html

Stressing the complementarity of rapid response capabilities and the medium to long term program of access to water and sanitation, the Committee stressed the importance of community response program that would be required to continue next year.

"For 2016 the national costs of monitoring and intervention as well as the necessary investments in water and sanitation should be assured," said Sandra Honoré, adding "we must work to a meeting of technical and financial partners to advance the National Plan for the elimination of cholera in Haiti."

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15773-haiti-cholera-15-communes-in-red-alert.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-14897-haiti-social-humanitarian-emergency-$25m-necessary.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-14861-haiti-health-important-and-alarming-cholera-outbreaks.html

HL/ HaitiLibre



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