Haiti

Haiti Cholera Response January to March 2015

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Since the beginning of the outbreak in October 2010, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) has recorded 736,376 suspected cholera cases, and d 8,768 cholera related deaths between from October 2010 through to 28 March 2015. Following a peak of over 350,000 reported cases for 2011, concerted Haitian and international efforts have succeeded in drastically reducing this by more than 90% in 2014 (27,388 suspected cholera cases). However, the number of cases and deaths rose sharply in the last three months of 2014 due to late and heavy rains, weak water and sanitation infrastructures, and the limited ability to sustain prevention and treatment services within the public health system.