Prevention and Control in Haiti
The rapid spread of cholera throughout Haiti starting in October 2010 highlighted the need for improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and better access to basic medical care facilities.
Improving Haiti’s WASH infrastructure remains critical to achieving the same profound health gains that accompanied improved water and sanitation infrastructure in Latin America and around the world.
- Cholera Health Promotion Materials
- Household Water Treatment
- Safe Water Storage
- Sanitation and Human Waste Disposal
- Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
- Healthy Water
- Success Story: Fecal Sludge Management in Haiti
- Global Task Force on Cholera Control
- World Health Organization (WHO) List of Resources [PDF – 1 page]
- WHO Cholera Kits
- Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population. National plan for the elimination of cholera in Haiti. 2013–2022.
- 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]
- Gelting R, Bliss K, Patrick M, Lockhart G, Handzel T. Water, sanitation and hygiene in Haiti: past, present, and future. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013;89(4):665-670. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0217.
- Hubbard B, Lockhart G, Gelting RJ, Bertrand F. Development of Haiti’s rural water, sanitation and hygiene workforce. J Water Sanit Hyg Dev. 2014;4(1):159-163. DOI:10.2166/washdev.2013.089
- Jenson D, Szabo V. Cholera in Haiti and Other Caribbean Regions, 19th Century. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(11):2130-2135.
- Beau De Rochars VE, Tipret J, Patrick M, et al. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to treatment and prevention of cholera, Haiti, 2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(11):2158-2161. doi:10.3201/eid1711.110818
- Williams HA, Gaines J, Patrick M, Berendes D, Fitter D, et al. (2015) Perceptions of health communication, water treatment and sanitation in Artibonite Department, Haiti, March-April 2012. PLOS ONE 10(11): e0142778. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0142778
- 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.