Comprehensive Training Curriculum for Household Development Agents in Haiti

This comprehensive curriculum for Household Development Agents (specialized polyvalent community health workers (CHWs)), trained under a World Bank funded pilot, consists of 8 training units: Human Rights, Community Mobilization & Communication, Cholera, Family Planning, Diarrheal Disease, Vaccination, Reproductive Health, and Nutrition. These units contain standard and widely accepted information and protocols that have been adapted for the Haitian context. They are written in Haitian Creole.

Community Health Worker Cholera Training

Since the 2010 cholera outbreak and subsequent epidemic in Haiti, PIH has trained its community health workers to recognize the signs and symptoms of cholera, treat it with oral rehydration solution, refer cases to the health center immediately, and teach community members how to avoid contracting cholera through proper hand washing, water treatment, and household sanitation.