Health Cluster Bulletin Cholera And Post-Earthquake Response in Haiti - #22

Situation Report
Originally published



- The number of nationwide cholera cases continues to decrease. The number of cases in Northeast, Port-au-Prince, North, Northwest, Artibonite, West, and Southeast departments are stable or decreasing, but cases in Centre, Nippes, South, and Grande Anse are increasing.

- During the last Health Cluster meeting, MSPP presented a strategy for the continuity of the response to cholera including criteria for closing cholera centers.

- The nutrition department of the MSPP indicates that the protocol for cholera case treatment should be reviewed to include zinc administration. It also recommends performing malnutrition surveillance through MUAC at cholera centres.

- The phasing out of health actors from cholera treatment facilities has raised concerns about local capacity to cope with a potential increase in cases. A gap analysis is underway to update needs, gaps and alternatives