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CHOLERA TREATMENT CENTER

Haiti, 2018

Sextant and Mazzetti volunteers partnered with Project HOPE to design a new Cholera Treatment Center for the public hospital in Miragoane, Haiti.

SUMMARY

On January 12, 2017, the New England Journal of Medicine, noting the scale of the cholera problem in Haiti – “already a disaster before the hurricane hit” – described a short, medium, and long-term program for “ambitious action on cholera control and elimination in Haiti.” This program was developed by the Haitian Ministry of Health in consultation with the US National Institutes of Health.

The program started with humanitarian relief for the population affected by the hurricane, coupled with “a simultaneous need to ensure that cholera treatment centers and oral rehydration posts are functional. After the hurricane, many of these facilities will have to be rebuilt.”

Shortly after the hurricane, a team of Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation volunteers accompanied Project HOPE’s medical volunteers to assess some of the facility needs in the state of Nippes, an area heavily affected by the hurricane. As a result of that work, Project HOPE was able to secure financial support for the needed construction.

Sextant and Mazzetti volunteers partnered with Project HOPE to design a new Cholera Treatment Center for the public hospital in Miragoane, Haiti.

CONSTRUCTION
OF THE
CENTER

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Hugh Daniels, volunteer

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