PAHO/WHO and partners say more support is needed to save lives, prevent cholera’s spread
Washington, D.C., 31 May 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Members of an international coalition today announced new financial support for efforts to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, through major investments in water and sanitation and health systems strengthening. The support was announced in a meeting of the Regional Coalition to Eliminate Cholera Transmission in Hispaniola, held at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Washington, D.C. Read More
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