January 3, 2023
In mid-October 2022, a cholera outbreak began spreading through Haiti, located primarily in the west of the country and Port-au-Prince. To date, 42 participants and their families have been impacted by the outbreak, as well as 17 Child Development Centers (CDCs) where the participants were attending. The Compassion Haiti National Office health specialists are training the CDC staff and together they are working on an intervention plan and rapid actions are being taken to address the outbreak. The CDC staff are sending all affected participants and their family members to healthcare facilities and are sharing wise water practices to raise awareness in their communities.
Please rest assured that we will notify you as soon as possible if your child is affected in any way. Please pray for the safety of our participants, their families, and the CDC staff in this area. Compassion Haiti will keep us updated as more information becomes available.
Disaster Update #1: May 10, 2023
As of May 10, 2023, the number of Cholera cases have begun to subside. In total, 17 Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been impacted. The Compassion Haiti National Office is planning a large intervention to help provide affected CDCs with health specialists and resources. The health specialists will assists families with cleaning their water through delivering water sanitation supplies. They will also provide additional hygiene education to help eliminate the spread of disease.
Please continue to pray for participants, their families, and all CDC staff members who are living in the areas affected by the Cholera outbreak.
Disaster Final Report: November 8, 2023
As of November 8, 2023, the evidence suggests there is no longer a significant cholera outbreak in the country. Over the past six months, the Compassion Haiti National Office has not seen a significant number of cases among our Child Development Centers (CDCs). The CDCs have raised awareness on how to help eliminate the spread of disease and have provided assistance to impacted participants.
Thank you for praying for the affected participants, their families and all CDC staff members during this outbreak.