Resurgence of Cholera in Haiti amidst Humanitarian Crises
“On October 1, 2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health reported a resurgence of cholera in Port-au-Prince. This comes a decade after Haiti had one of the worst cholera epidemics in modern history in 2010, with more than 800,000 cases and 10,000 deaths. That epidemic was brought under control through a comprehensive response that included cholera treatment; improvements in drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene; case investigation; decontamination of water sources; and oral cholera vaccination of 2.5 million people. The resurgence of cholera coincides with recent political chaos, gang violence, and a blockade of the main port in Port-au-Prince that have led to a catastrophic shortage of food, potable water, and fuel.”
GHESKIO recently had data published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read the entire paper here.
HEALTH WORKERS PLAY KEY ROLE IN STEMMING FALSE INFORMATION
GHESKIO community health workers help Haitians prevent illness while dispelling pervasive and potentially life-threatening myths.
Dr. Pape Co-Chairs the President’s Multisectoral Commission on COVID-19
The President of Haiti has created the Multisectoral Commission for the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Co-chaired by Dr. Jean William Pape, founder of Gheskio and Dr. Lauré Adrien, Director-General of the MSPP, the Commission will be responsible for strategic planning and transparent coordination of resources for the COVID-19 response. UN agencies have started working with the Commission. As of today there are 439 suspected cases and 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Haiti.