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AmeriCares Haiti Frontline Cholera Response Continues

Reuters AlertNet

1407 days ago   Article ID# 1537976
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LONDON, U K (Reuters AlertNet) - AmeriCares frontline cholera response continues in Haiti amid an alarming rise in cases reported in the northern and western regions of the country.

Our Haiti team is working to save as many lives as possible, delivering aid to treat people in immediate need, and supporting programs to prevent the spread of this deadly diarrheal disease.

The most recent AmeriCares shipment included medical aid to help more than 100,000 people:

-Cholera treatment: Doxycycline, catheters, rehydration salts, and gloves to replenish current stocks of supplies.

-Cholera prevention: Soap, sanitizer, buckets, detergent, and other items for community outreach programs that help safeguard against infection and raise awareness about the importance of sanitation.

Cholera is treatable, but without prompt intervention the disease kills quickly; rapid response is especially crucial to saving lives. The disease, caused by bacteria in contaminated water or food, has claimed more than 7,050 lives among the 530,000+ cases reported in Haiti thus far.

Proactive response, lifesaving prevention programs

Advance preparation helped AmeriCares quickly respond to urgent requests for aid. "We've pre-positioned cholera supplies in every corner of the country, stepping up our work for months before the rainy season, when we usually see an uptick in cases," said Brian Hoyer, AmeriCares Haiti Country Director. "At the same time, we've kept our warehouse well-stocked with IV fluids, IV sets, rehydration salts, antibiotics, gloves, disinfectant and other crucial supplies in anticipation of emergency requests."

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Updated 1407 days ago   Article ID# 1537976

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