Prevention & Control in Haiti
Global experience with cholera suggests that the epidemic in Haiti could last for years. The rapid spread of cholera throughout the country highlighted the need for improved water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as basic medical care facilities in Haiti.
Improving Haiti’s water and sanitation infrastructure is critical to achieving the same profound health gains brought by improved water and sanitation infrastructure in Latin America and around the world 1, 2.
CDC Water Treatment, Storage, and Sanitation Resources
- Cholera Health Promotion Materials
- Sanitation and Human Waste Disposal
- Safe Water System
- Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
- Healthy Water
- Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population. National plan for the elimination of cholera in Haiti. 2012-2013.
- Cravioto A, Lanata CF, Lantagne DS, Nair GB. Final report of the independent panel of experts on the cholera outbreak in Haiti. [PDF - 32 pages]. 2011.
- Tappero JW, Tauxe RV. Lessons learned during public health response to cholera epidemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(11):2087-93.
- Waldman RJ, Mintz ED, Papowitz H. The cure for cholera – improving access to safe water and sanitation. N Engl J Med. 2013. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1214179.
- Page last reviewed: February 10, 2015
- Page last updated: February 10, 2015
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