Cholera

Interview with Michelle MAYS, MSF nurse Michelle Mays first went to Haiti with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) just after the earthquake last January. This November, in the midst of the cholera outbreak in the country, she returned to spend three weeks working as a nurse supervisor at MSF’s cholera...
From October 22 to November 28, MSF teams have treated more than 41,000 people for cholera and cholera-like symptoms in cholera treatment centers (CTCs) established in Port-au-Prince, Artibonite region, north, and northwest of the country. MSF has established 30 CTCs in the country—13 in Port-au-...
While cholera spreads, slow deployment of relief is major concern “Critical shortfalls in the deployment of well-established measures to contain cholera epidemics are undermining efforts to stem the ongoing cholera outbreak in Haiti”, said the international medical humanitarian organization...
On Tuesday, the Haitian government announced that the death toll from the cholera outbreak that began last month had surpassed 1,000. MSF teams saw cases increasing across the country with particular spikes in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and the northern cities of Cap Haitien, Port de Paix, and...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to step up its response to the growing number of patients in Port-au-Prince experiencing the clinical symptoms of cholera. As is the case in other MSF health facilities, rising numbers of patients have been admitted to Choscal Hospital, a Haitian Ministry of...
Cholera Outbreak Outstripping Existing Treatment Capacity in Capital Since a cholera epidemic was first confirmed in October in Haiti’s Artibonite region, Médecins Sans Frontières teams have treated more than 10,000 suspected cases nationwide. In addition to MSF’s 3,000 staff members in Haiti, more...
Over the past three days, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams supporting Haitian Ministry of Public Health facilities and working in their own independent medical structures in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, have treated more than 200 people suffering from severe diarrhea, a clinical...
As the cholera epidemic continues in Haiti’s northern and central regions, a primary objective is to ensure treatment for affected communities dispersed throughout these areas. With Hurricane Tomas having moved past Haiti, MSF medical teams will be able to expand their support and activities. As of...
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