The locality of Nirva (Department of Centre) is one of the first to be declared “End of open defecation” (ODF). Since the committee “Community Approach to Total Sanitation (ACAT) is doing everything possible, between hygiene awareness and home visit, to allow the community to continue on this good start. Cholera has virtually disappeared in this […]
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The numbers of cholera cases have significantly reduced in 2017. They have never been so low. The new Cholera strategy has paid off. At the center of attention are the rapid response teams, who are true warriors. The members will fight cholera in the targeted departments, in good weather or rainy weather. Mainly in the […]
Port-au-Prince, November 21, 2017 – The highest authorities in the country were present to celebrate the Children’s Day, the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Haiti. UNICEF, the Haitian government and local and international organizations have renewed the promise of creating a protective environment for the well-being of Haiti’s children. […]
“The punching operation against cholera” continues through the West and Centre departments. The various partner organizations have sent their agents to public places to raise awareness about cholera. Public markets are especially strategic because there is a big number of people who go to these places every day. It is noon this Thursday, October 12, […]
The punch operation is a new strategy against cholera underway in the departments of the West, Centre. Its main objective is to “achieve a national incidence of “<0.1% by the end of 2017" and specifically to "reduce transmission as low as possible before the high transmission season (September to December) in terms to be closer the objective of elimination ".
UNICEF has thus decided to reach out by giving them the opportunity to express themselves and by providing them with tools in terms of children’s rights and risk and disaster management.
With funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and a joint UNICEF and International Medical Corps (IMC) partnership, mobile teams travel to remote areas of Fonds-Verettes to provide Nutrition.
The child and maternal mortality rate in Haiti is one of the highest in the region. The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), with the support of partners such as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNNOPS, Canada, intends to respond adequately to this situation.
In straight line with its mandate, allowing children to develop their potential in a protective and healthy environment, UNICEF make pedagogic tools available towards community and religious leaders but also partner organisations in order to reach these objectives.