Cholera Cases Increase in Haiti

Last week the Haitian newspaper Haiti Libre published an article about the recent increase in cholera cases in Haiti (http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13654-haiti-alert-the-number-of-cholera-cases-exceeds-that-of-2012.html).  The article mentions the Artibonite region of Haiti (which includes the area of Grande Saline that Health for Haiti serves) and reports that figures released by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population show that the number of cholera cases reported between January and March 2015 exceed the number of cases reported during the same period in 2012 when the outbreak was at its peak.

We hope that access to clean water will help to protect the people in Grande Saline.  Dr. Robinson tells us that people from the surrounding area continue to use all kinds of transportation to come for water.  The operators are giving out about 10,000 gallons of clean water each week in Grande Saline. Please see the pictures below of water system operator Nadege helping to distribute clean water. Dr. Robinson says,”The water filtration system is changing life.  We are not too worried about cholera now because the population drink good and safe water.”

Please continue to support this project so that the people of Grande Saline can have clean water to drink. Until we raise enough money to install solar power equipment to run the system, we must purchase gas for the generators.  If you wish, you can donate to the Health for Haiti clean water project by visiting: https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=235&AID=3749.  Please be sure to choose the “Restricted Purpose/Fund” button and put “Haiti Clean Water” in the box. Thank you!

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