Cholera tendency to drop threatened by withdrawal of humanitarian actors
PORT-AU-PRINCE [ACTED News] - The cholera epidemiological tendency is dropping in Haiti after the outbreaks caused by the October rains. According to the Ministry of health and populations, the daily average was still at 500 in November, versus 671 at the end of october, and 1,100 in June. As the dry season nears (December to March), the number of cases is expected to constantly drop.
However, Haiti is currently experiencing a transitional phase, where short term funding is coming to an end, and long term subsidies are not yet available. Needs associated with the epidemic, though still high, could rise if more NGOs shut down programs. ACTED in Haiti continues to set up health stabilization programs, and to provide sustainable drinking water provision solutions, as actions designed to tackle cholera with a longer term approach.