Support Needed: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti
Medical Ambassadors of Haiti are familiar with diseases that cause diarrhea in general and Cholera is not new to them. They are just reliving the nightmare: Cholera is back and taking the lives of their neighbors. The local health system is struggling to respond to this outbreak, and patients are younger than the ones that fell sick 12 years ago, post-earthquake.
As of May 6th, 2023 reports of Cholera outbreaks in several of our Community Health Evangelism (CHE) villages show that people are dying, and action has to be taken fast. Community mobilization is key to stop it from taking more lives.
Your donation will be used to provide for immediate needs and response, such as: Oral Rehydration Salts, (ORS) for home care while traveling to the nearest health facility, WASH – Water, sanitation and hygiene practices: the use of simple methods for hand washing, chlorine tabs to quickly treat contaminated water, search for alternative sources of water potabilization, and facilitating the use of latrines by the members of the community, transportation of training team members to distant communities to train others, printing of teaching brochures, etc. Remaining funds will be used to support longer-term rehabilitation and development of communities in Haiti and the Caribbean.
You can give to this fund below and remember to type ‘Haiti’ in the note/comment area.
Photos: Hand washing with Tipitap, a simple method with a gallon, string and sticks to avoid touching or contaminating the water, people lining up at the pump, and a CHE trainer proudly showing a latrine after the 2010 Cholera outbreak.