Haiti Cholera Response

The 2010/2011 Cholera Prevention Initiative, under the post-earthquake OFDA-funded KATYE, promoted disease prevention in Port au Prince, Gonaives, Cap Hatien, Carrefour and Leogane. Over a critical three-week period, community mobilizers disseminated cholera awareness and prevention messages in high-risk areas. Mobilizers surveyed 24,000 households to collect data on vulnerability to cholera as determined by existing knowledge of cholera and hygiene precautions and access to sanitation. The data was shared with stakeholders responding to the outbreak including OFDA, UNICEF, IOM and others. Global Communities leveraged support from IOM, which contributed over thirty thousand flyers with cholera prevention and hygiene messages.

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Region: Haiti
Area of expertise: Global Health, Covid-19