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.

Other Resources
  1. 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.
  2. Waldman RJ, Mintz ED, Papowitz H. The cure for cholera – improving access to safe water and sanitation.External N Engl J Med. 2013. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1214179.