Cholera Outbreak in Hispaniola #11 – 5 January 2023 – Haiti – ReliefWeb

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In Haiti, as of 2 of January 2023, the Department of Epidemiology, Laboratories, and Research (DELR) reports 22,563 suspected cholera cases in all 10 departments of the country. Of these, 1,561 cases have been confirmed in nine departments: 1,097 (69%) in Ouest, followed by 242 in Centre, 63 in Sud Est, and 58 in Artibonite.
In Haiti, high levels of insecurity and limited access to fuel and populations continue to be major challenges in the response to the cholera outbreak.
In Haiti, PAHO/WHO continues to support the Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population – MSPP) and partners, including:
Strategic and technical support for the implementation of the cholera vaccination campaign that took place from 19 to 31st December in the Ouest and Centre Departments.
Technical and logistical support to field investigations in all departments, strengthening data completeness and quality and transportation of samples.
Implementing a cholera community engagement strategy in the Sud-Est Department, which includes training and deployment of Community Health Workers (ASCP) to disseminate PAHO-developed risk communication materials for the prevention of cholera at individual and household level.
In the Dominican Republic, on 28 December the Ministry of Public Health confirmed 2 new cholera cases (both female, 33 and 44 years old). These have no travel history, and both are residents in La Zurza sector in Santo Domingo, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 10, two of them imported from Haiti. PAHO/WHO is providing technical and logistical support to the Ministry of Health in monitoring, investigating, and responding to cholera alerts, and in prevention activities through risk communication and community engagement.
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