PAHO/WHO calls for international funding of new Haiti cholera plan

Haitian government reveals $2.2 billion blueprint for water and sanitation investments to eliminate cholera transmission over the next 10 years

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 27 February 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today called on the international community to provide financing for a new $2.2 billion plan from the Haitian government to eliminate cholera transmission over the next 10 years through major investments in water and sanitation.

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Spotlight on: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

July 22, 2010

Following the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) teamed with the Spanish Cooperation Agency (AECID) in order to provide water and sanitation services to the country’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. Watch this video to learn more about their efforts:

IDB and AECID implemented a water security relief plan that involved the provision of chloride and pump equipment as well as the establishment of water distribution points. Their efforts ensured access to safe and clean water for over 900,000 people, thereby minimizing the spread of diarrhea and skin infections.

Amidst the overwhelming destruction and pain caused by the earthquake, IDB and AECID have used this crisis as an opportunity to expand their emergency relief efforts into a broader overhaul of the nation’s water and sanitation infrastructure. With two projects already underway in Port-au-Prince, the two groups are making significant and strategic investments in the Haitian government to meet the nation’s water and sanitation needs.

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