Our heartfelt thanks to the many of you who donated in response to the cholera outbreak and Hurricane Tomas.
The situation in Haiti continues to worsen. The rains from Hurricane Tomas have flooded communities that were already heavily damaged by the January earthquake. The floods have exacerbated the cholera outbreak. Our clinicians have reported an increase in the number of cholera patients arriving at the the hospital in St Marc that we operated in partnership with Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP)--from 125 cases a day to over 200.
However, your support is enabling PIH to mount an all-out response to the damage caused by these crises. Our community health workers continue to reach out to remote villages, spreading an awareness and prevention campaign and distributing water purification tablets and oral rehydration solution.
Our logistical team is working overtime to provide medical supplies to the medical facilities we support in partnership with the MSPP, in addition to 16 other medical centers throughout the Artibonite Valley. To date, no PIH-supported facility has run short of the supplies required for cholera treatment.
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