UNICEF Haiti: Humanitarian Situation Report on Hurricane Matthew #14, 19 November 2016

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 19 Nov 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early data from MSPP indicate that 651,177 individuals received cholera vaccination in the targeted campaign that took place in the Departments of Grand’Anse and South. The campaign had a delayed start in Grand’Anse, and was therefore extended to 18 November.

  • Vaccinations took place in medical facilities throughout the 16 communes. In areas where the health facilities remain closed as a result of hurricane damage, teams went into neighbourhoods, administering the vaccine door-to-door, providing hygiene awareness at the same time.

  • UNICEF supported 1,709 teams, including with visibility, training, and megaphones for alerting communities to participate in vaccination campaign. Each team consisted of: 1 vaccinator; 1 recorder; 1 megaphone operator to alert the neighbourhood of the vaccination campaign arrival; 1 hygiene promoter to emphasise preventive measures such as proper hygiene to avoid infection from cholera or any other water-borne disease.