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New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti

Overcoming cholera through a strong partnership between Haitian communities, the government and their partners

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 16, 2014 – UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country.

The National Sanitation Campaign will target 55 communities in the 10 departments, covering 3.8 million people, 2,500 schools and 500 health centres.

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Résumé de la stratégie Nutrition 2014-2016

Résumé de la stratégie Nutrition 2014-2016

Budget total: US $ 13, 976,000

Budget financé : US $ 1, 243,065

Résultats nationaux:

 Réduire la malnutrition de la malnutrition chronique de 22% à 18%, l’insuffisance pondérale de 11.3% à 9 %.

 Maintenir la malnutrition aigüe en dessous du seuil de 5%

Résultats intermédiaires :

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Foot soldiers in Haiti’s fight against cholera

By Michelle Marrion

As Haiti struggles to overcome the largest cholera outbreak of the century, water and sanitation agents are working in their own communities to promote best practices and provide vital support to combat spread of the disease.

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Atteindre les régions les plus isolées d’Haïti pour éliminer le tétanos maternel et néonatal

Par Jean Panel Fanfan

Haïti ne recule pas devant le défi d’atteindre les zones les plus difficiles d’accès avec le vaccin contre le tétanos. Près de 1,3 million de femmes doivent être vaccinées pour que le pays réalise son objectif de mettre fin au tétanos maternel et néonatal une bonne fois pour toutes.

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Penetrating the remotest areas of Haiti to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus

By Jean Panel Fanfan

Haiti is not shying away from the challenge of penetrating its hardest-to-reach areas with the tetanus vaccine. After all, there are almost 1.3 million women who need vaccinating, if the country is to achieve its objective of ending maternal and neonatal tetanus, for once and for all.

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Comment Haïti lutte contre le choléra

*Au cours de l’année dernière, le département du Sud, en Haïti, a connu une réduction spectaculaire du nombre de cas de choléra. À quoi et à qui ce succès peut-il être attribué ? *

Par Jean Panel Fanfan

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti, 27 décembre 2013 – Le centre de traitement du choléra de Camp Perrin dispose d’un jeune patient qui est suspecté d’avoir le choléra. Exile Sylveus Junior et son équipe se précipitent sur place, aux Cayes, au sud de Port-au-Prince.

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How Haiti combats cholera

In the past year, the Southern Department of Haiti has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of cholera cases. To what and to whom can this success be attributed?

By Jean Panel Fanfan

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 27 December 2013 – The cholera treatment centre of Camp Perrin has a young patient with a suspected case of cholera. Exile Sylveus Junior and his team race to the scene in in Les Cayes, south of Port-au-Prince.

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Evaluating the impact of P.L.A.Y. in Haiti

A UNICEF programme that features portable playgrounds hopes to heal emotional wounds from natural and conflict disasters.

By Michelle Marrion

The end of a school year provides an opportunity to carry out evaluation of a pilot playground programme in Haiti that has proven popular among students and teachers, alike.

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En cartographiant les risques d'une ville, de jeunes Haïtiens acquièrent des connaissances sur la santé et la technologie

Equipés de smartphones, 24 adolescents Haïtiens apportent des changements positifs à leur communauté. Regarder dans RealPlayer

Par Rhazi Khone et Chloe Sydney

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Mapping a city's risks, Haiti youth learn about health and technology

Armed with smartphones, 24 adolescents in Haiti set out to change their communities

By Rhazi Koné and Chloe Sydney

An innovative mapping project helps young people in Haiti build safer and healthier communities while gaining valuable knowledge and skills.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 28 August 2013 – Carl Dorceus knows a good bit about HIV – how the disease is transmitted, how to protect himself and the importance of sharing what he knows with his friends.

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En Haïti, les cliniques d'urgence aident à réduire les décès maternels et néonatals

Par Chloe Sydney

En Haïti, les cliniques offrant des soins obstétricaux et néonatals d'urgence œuvrent pour réduire les taux de mortalité maternelle et néonatale.

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In Haiti, emergency clinics help reduce maternal and neonatal deaths

UNICEF Producer Michelle Marrion reports on a pilot project to expand emergency obstetric care in Haiti.

By Chloe Sydney

In Haiti, clinics providing emergency obstetric and newborn care are working to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates.

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En Haïti, un dispensaire cherche à améliorer la prise en charge des enfants et des jeunes adultes séropositifs

Le reportage du correspondant de l’UNICEF, Thomas Nybo , sur la façon dont la responsable d’un dispensaire pour adolescents de Port-au-Prince, le Dr Rachel Bertrand, s’est donné pour mission d’améliorer la prise en charge des enfant et des jeunes adultes séropositifs en Haïti.

Par Thomas Nybo

À Port-au-Prince, en Haïti, un dispensaire pour adolescents offre, entre autres prestations, prise en charge, soutien et informations pour les jeunes qui sont séropositifs.

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Clinic seeks to improve care of HIV-positive children and young adults in Haiti

UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports on how head of an adolescent clinic in Port-au-Prince Dr. Rachel Bertrand is on a mission to improve the care of HIV-positive children and young adults in Haiti.

By Thomas Nybo

An adolescent clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, provides care, support and education for youth who are HIV-positive, among other services.

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In Haiti, portable playgrounds lay a new foundation for learning

Children in Haiti are discovering new ways to play – and to learn – with the introduction of an innovative playground.

By Thomas Nybo

Children in Haiti are discovering new ways to play – and to learn – with the introduction of an innovative playground.

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Amid Haiti's reconstruction, a chance for a more inclusive approach

By Thomas Nybo

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 31 May 2013 – When the 2010 earthquake struck, Jean Saint-Phar was buried and knocked unconscious by the collapsing walls of the classroom where he was studying engineering. After he woke up, hours passed with no sign of rescue. He feared he might die like the lifeless student beside him.

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Solar power keeps vaccines cool in rural Haiti

By Thomas Nybo

Solar-powered refrigerators harness the power of the Haitian sun to keep life-saving vaccines chilled for children.

ROSSIGNOL, Haiti, 3 May 2013 – Suzette Beliard has been a community health worker in this rural town for seven years. Today, like on many days, she’s preparing to give children vaccines and drops of vitamin A.

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Des enfants souffrant de malnutrition sévère s'épanouissent grâce à des remèdes simples et bon marché

Par Michelle Marrion

Une poudre de micronutriments en sachets, appelée « Bébé Vanyan» (créole pour « vaillant »), apporte aux enfants haïtiens l’alimentation dont ils ont besoin.

JÉRÉMIE, Haïti, 24 avril 2013 – Au travers des feuilles de plants de haricots, Derilus Firdemont regarde sa fille Sendy, âgée de quatre ans, jouer avec ses camarades dans le jardin.

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Severely malnourished children in Haiti thrive, with simple, affordable remedies

By Michelle Marrion

Packets of a micronutrient powder called Mighty Baby help provide Haitian children with the nourishment they need.

JEREMIE, Haiti, 24 April 2013 – Through the leafy beanstalks, Derilus Firdemont watches her 4-year-old daughter Sendy play with friends in the garden.