“It will take a long time to create a basic sanitation system for Haiti, but changing peoples habits through education is also vital to keeping millions of people safe from this highly contagious disease,” says the BBC’s The Health Show.
In an episode focused on cholera in Haiti, the BBC talks with patients receiving care at PIH’s cholera treatment center (CTC) in Mirebalais, Haiti, and interviews Dr. Ralph Ternier. The BBC shows how PIH staff quarantine the sick, treating them with antibiotics and fluids in an effort to save lives and curb transmission rates.
With roughly 440,000 made sick since last October, and well over 6,000 dead, the cholera epidemic continues to ravage the country. Help PIH treat those who are ill, and education communities as we work to stop the spread of cholera.