[Source: The New England Journal of Medicine, full page: (LINK). Extract, edited.]
Eliminating Cholera Transmission in Haiti
Louise C. Ivers, M.D., M.P.H.
December 7, 2016 / DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1614104
When Hurricane Matthew struck on October 4, 2016, it left 1.4 million people in southern Haiti in need of urgent humanitarian assistance; it destroyed homes and health care facilities, flooded water sources with runoff, ruined crops, killed livestock, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Looming as the next act in the disaster is a resurgence in endemic cholera.
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This article was published on December 7, 2016, at NEJM.org.
From the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; and the Special Consulting Group to the Minister of Health and Population of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. The other members of the Special Consulting Group were Dr. Daphnee Delsoin Benoit, the Honorable Minister of Health and Population, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Dr. Dennis Chao, Institute for Disease Modeling, Bellevue, WA; Dr. Donald Francois, Ministry of Health and Population, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Dr. Jeannot Francois, Director of Expanded Program on Immunization, Ministry of Health and Population, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Dr. Roger Glass, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD; Dr. Robert Hall, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH; Dr. Jerome H. Kim, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea; Dr. Bernard Liautaud, Ministry of Health, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Prof. Ira Longini, University of Florida, Gainesville; Ms. Helen Matzger, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle; Dr. Vittal Mogasale, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea; Prof. Glenn Morris, University of Florida, Gainesville; Prof. Jean W. Pape, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York; Prof. David Sack, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; and Dr. Jordan Tappero, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.
Keywords: Cholera; Haiti; Vaccines; Public Health.