Prevention and Control in Haiti

The rapid spread of cholera throughout the country starting in October 2010 highlighted the need for improved water, sanitation, and hygiene and better access to basic medical care facilities in Haiti.

Despite the substantial decrease in cholera cases in Haiti over the last 5 years, improving Haiti’s water and sanitation infrastructure remains critical to achieving the same profound health gains in reducing cholera and other waterborne diseases in Haiti that accompanied improved water and sanitation infrastructure in Latin America and around the world 1, 2.

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