Fighting Cholera in Haiti – Viva Cuba!

Posted on December 14, 2010


 Cuba Bolsters Anti-Cholera Actions in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The opening of a new Cholera
Treatment Center (CTC) is one of the steps taken by the Cuban Medical
Mission to halt the epidemic that is ravaging Haiti.

  The new center is located in the densely-populated hillside
neighborhood of Carrefour in the capital, where more than 400,000
people live.

With the Carrefour center, a total of nine CTCs have been set up by
Cuban personnel in several Haitian provinces.

The others are operating in Mirebalais, Hinche, Saut-d’Eau, L’Estere,
Plateau, Plaine du Nord, Belladere and Plaissance, and the goal of the
Cuban Medical Mission is to set up 20 CTCs.

According to Haitian authorities, Cuba is the country that has
made the most outstanding cooperative efforts in the fight to control
the cholera epidemic that has taken more than 2,192 lives since Oct.

Cuban health personnel have attended at least 40 percent of cholera
patients, and have achieved a mortality rate of less than one percent.

Latin American, Caribbean and European nations are collaborating with
medical and health materials and specialists for this impoverished

Several Caribbean nations close to Haiti have prepared plans to
prevent the further spread of the outbreak which has already hit the
Dominican Republic, where 32 cases have been confirmed

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