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Aide d’urgence en santé – Appui à la réponse au choléra – Haïti - 2022
Dec 23, 2022 - Aug 31, 2023
November 2022 – On October 2, after more than three years without cases, Haiti reported cholera cases in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. Since then, the disease has spread considerably to other regions of the country. As of November 14, according to the Pan American Health Organization there have been more than 7,500 suspected cholera cases. Furthermore, this cholera resurgence is happening in a complex operational context, with rampant insecurity, access constraints, and insufficient infrastructures to meet humanitarian needs. With GAC’s support, the Pan American Health Organization helps to meet the immediate health needs of crisis-affected people in Haiti. Project activities include: (1) strengthening epidemiological surveillance; (2) supporting early and appropriate case management; (3) training health community workers; and (4) providing medical supplies and vaccinations as appropriate.
Global Affairs Canada
The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved healthcare delivery capacity and improved access to health services; (2) reduced risk of cholera and other waterborne diseases; (3) increased epidemiological surveillance to support early detection and management of disease outbreaks; and (4) enhanced coordination of assistance in the areas of health and information management. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.
Grants and Contributions
Not-for-profit organization or charity
Recipient's Legal Name:
PAHO - Pan American Health Organization
International Development Assistance Program
The main purpose on the International Development Assistance Program is to reduce poverty for those living in countries where Global Affairs Canada engages in international development.