Cholera Treatment Centre Opens
25 January 2023 20:32
This week HHA helped open a new Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) at our partner hospital in Haiti, HCBH. It’s something we’d hoped we’d never have to do again, following the devastating outbreak in 2010, which at the time was the worst outbreak in history with over 820,000 cases and nearly 10,000 deaths.
For the last 3 years Haiti has had no cholera cases, but sadly in October 2022 a new outbreak was reported. The escalating instability in Haiti and dire lack of adequate sanitation for many of its population has already seen over 25,000 suspected cases across Haiti and as of the start of this week, close to 500 deaths.
Sadly, following a recent spike of cases in northern Haiti, our partner hospital received its first few suspected cases at the end of last week, including some children. Dr Toussaint, our Medical Director called upon HHAs help to finance the opening of a new CTC at the hospital. HHA have been swift to respond and the CTC opened over the weekend, with 7 inpatients by Monday. The hospital is expecting more cases in the coming weeks but hoping and praying that we don’t see the same levels as experienced in 2010.
Once again, we are proud to support HCBH as it responds once more to another challenge for the population. We would welcome your prayers and support at this time as we navigate this outbreak. We’ll keep you updated in the coming weeks.
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