Yesterday the Direction of Civil Protection and Disaster in Haiti confirmed a cholera outbreak in two departments (districts) of the country resulting in 1,498 cases managed in health facilities and 135 cholera related deaths.
The USAID-funded, MSH-led Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haíïti (SDSH) project is working closely with Haiti’s Ministry of Health and other local and international partners to coordinate a community-level response to the cholera outbreak.
SDSH is mobilizing its established network of over 4,000 community-based health workers to reach Haiti’s largely rural population. The project is working with local and international vendors to procure oral rehydration solutions, a critical component of first aid for diarrheal disease.
For more details reported by SDSH on the ground, see our press release from earlier today.