Dominican Republic/Haiti – Cholera Outbreak in Transboundary Zone (DG ECHO, WHO/PAHO, UNICEF, IFRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 September 2018)

  • The Haitian and Dominican health authorities completed a joint mission in response to the cholera outbreak in the Cornillon/Independencia border zone. They have resolved to develop planned interventions to cope with the epidemic, and to strengthen institutions and health networks along the border.

  • The Haitian Ministry of Public Health reported 3 062 suspected cases of cholera between 1 January and 1 September in Haiti, of which 42% tested positive.

  • Following a request for assistance from local health authorities in the Dominican Republic, the IFRC has developed a response plan targeting 7 500 people, which DG ECHO is supporting through its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).