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.
- Cholera Health Promotion Materials
- Sanitation and Human Waste Disposal
- Safe Water System
- Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
- Healthy Water
- Success Story: Fecal Sludge Management in Haiti
- 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 icon[PDF – 32 pages]external icon
- 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 workforceexternal icon. 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 Centuryexternal icon. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(11):2130-2135.
- 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.Externalexternal iconN Engl J Med. 2013. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1214179.