Five complementary interventions to slow cholera: Haiti

  title={Five complementary interventions to slow cholera: Haiti},
  author={Louise C Ivers and Paul Farmer and Charles Patrick Almazor and Fernet Leandre},
  journal={The Lancet},
Use of Oral Cholera Vaccine in Haiti: A Rural Demonstration Project
This paper describes the collaborative activity that offered OCV to one region of the Artibonite Department of rural Haiti in addition to other ongoing treatment and control measures, and how 45,417 persons were successfully vaccinated with OCV in the region.
Cholera in Haiti: The Equity Agenda and the Future of Tropical Medicine
A centennial is a good time to reflect on history, and history reveals just how much progress has been made in the heterogeneous field of tropical medicine in the past one hundred years. However, the
Cholera Vaccination in Urban Haiti
The OCV intervention paved the way for the recent launching of a national cholera vaccination program integrated in a long-term ambitious and comprehensive plan to address Haiti's critical need in water security and sanitation.
Meeting Cholera's Challenge to Haiti and the World: A Joint Statement on Cholera Prevention and Care
Systemic problems that brought cholera to epidemic levels in Haiti will (unless addressed) continue to facilitate its spread, and rural regions vulnerable to the rapid spread of waterborne disease have been most severe in rural areas and large urban slums.
Effectiveness of Oral Cholera Vaccine in Haiti: 37-Month Follow-Up.
The impact of OCV in reducing the number of culture-confirmed cases of cholera admitted to the Groupe Haïtien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes (GHESKIO) cholERA treatment center from that community in the 37 months postvaccination is documents.
Preparing Health Care Workers for a Cholera Epidemic, Dominican Republic, 2010
Most health care workers in the Dominican Republic had received cholera protocol training through public health efforts, which improved knowledge in key topic areas, and Improving health care response capacity is an important way to reduce cholERA case-fatality rates.
The Haitian cholera epidemic: is searching for its origin only a matter of scientific curiosity?
  • B. Faucher, R. Piarroux
  • Political Science
    Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • 2011
The fight against cholera must be optimized by efficient epidemiological surveillance, reporting where and how many cases occur each day as precisely as possible since the first days of the outbreak, for at least four reasons.


Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Strengthens Primary Health Care: Lessons from Rural Haiti
It is found that integrated AIDS prevention and care, including the use of antiretroviral agents, to be feasible in resource-poor settings and that such efforts may have favorable and readily measured impact on a number of primary health care goals, including vaccination, family planning, tuberculosis case finding and cure, and health promotion.
Cholera's western front
AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame
Does the scientific "theory" that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the USA rather than from hard evidence? Anthropologist-physician
Moving Mountains, the Race to Treat Global AIDS
By Anne-Christine D'Adesky Moving Mountains, the Race to Treat Global AIDS provides a lucid account of global efforts to scale up treatment for HIV/AIDS. As shown in the book, these efforts confront
Unjust embargo of aid for Haiti
Mass vaccination with a two-dose oral cholera vaccine in a refugee camp.
A pre-emptive vaccination strategy could be considered in stable refugee settings and in urban slums in high-risk areas because the potential cost of the vaccine and the absence of quickly accessible stockpiles are major drawbacks for its large-scale use.
Bridging the resource gap: improving value for money in HIV/AIDS treatment.
A range of opportunities to optimize spending on HIV/AIDS include more use of specific technologies, such as fixed-dose combination drugs or new diagnostics, as well as investments that strengthen underlying health systems,such as expanding training enrollment of health care providers.
Wòch nan Soley: the denial of the right to water in Haiti.
In response to the undeniable link between the international community's political interference and the intolerably poor state of potable water in Haiti, the article concludes with a recommendation that all actors in Haiti follow a rights-based approach to the development and implementation of water projects in Haiti.
Social inequalities and emerging infectious diseases.
  • P. Farmer
  • Medicine
    Emerging infectious diseases
  • 1996
Critical perspectives on emerging infections ask how large-scale social forces influence unequally positioned individuals in increasingly interconnected populations; a critical epistemology of emerging infectious diseases asks what features of disease emergence are obscured by dominant analytic frameworks.