Haiti will vaccinate against tetanus and neonatal tetanus during Vaccination Week in the Americas
Country seeks to protect 1.2 million women of childbearing age and more than 240,000 babies born each year
Port-of-Prince, Haiti, 27 April 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Haiti today kicked off a new campaign to vaccinate women of childbearing age against tetanus during a launching event for the 11th Vaccination Week in the Americas.
On hand for the launch were representatives of Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), UNICEF, the GAVI Alliance, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
PAHO Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne Congratulates Haiti on National Plan of Action on Cholera
Millennium Water Association joins coalition for water and sanitation to eliminate cholera from Haiti
Washington, D.C., 14 March 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — The Millennium Water Association today became the latest new member of the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera Transmission in the Island of Hispaniola. The nongovernmental organization signed a declaration that commits members of the coalition to work together to promote universal access to potable water and sanitation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Read More
PAHO/WHO to support Haiti with $500,000 for water and sanitation connections in health centers
Funds will help improve care for cholera patients following departure of international NGOs
Washington, D.C., 5 March 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will provide $500,000 from its technical cooperation resources to finance the installation of water and sanitation connections in primary healthcare centers in Haiti, under Haiti’s new National Plan for the Elimination of Cholera 2013-2022.
PAHO/WHO calls for international funding of new Haiti cholera plan
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 27 February 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today called on the international community to provide financing for a new $2.2 billion plan from the Haitian government to eliminate cholera transmission over the next 10 years through major investments in water and sanitation. Read More