Community Health Worker Cholera Training
Community health workers are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of cholera and teach them to community members; prepare oral rehydration solution (ORS), use ORS to treat cholera symptoms, and teach community members how to prepare and use ORS; refer cholera cases to the health center immediately; and teach community members correct hand washing, water treatment, latrine use, food hygiene, household sanitation, and waste disposal techniques and procedures approved by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population).
Community health workers are also trained to conduct community education activities and address cholera stigma and its consequences.
This training material was developed collaboratively with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) Haiti, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Bank.
This training is designed for one to three days.