The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti
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The Total Sanitation Campaign is a joint initiative between the Government of Haiti and the United Nations to improve water and sanitation conditions across the country.
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Haiti to vaccinate 200000 against cholera - Jamaica Observer

Haiti to vaccinate 200000 against cholera - Jamaica Observer | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Haiti to vaccinate 200000 against cholera Jamaica Observer PORT-OF-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera starting in August, with support from the Pan American Health Organization(PAHO)/World Health...
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A community in Haiti works to protect water sources and improve sanitation

A community in Haiti works to protect water sources and improve sanitation | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

Celianne Jean and her 5-year-old daughter Wislaine used to join others in the community every day at the local water source. The villagers would position their buckets to collect water from the source – a leaf someone had placed carefully to catch and funnel unprotected water trickling from down the mountain.

“We had many problems with the water,” says Ms. Jean. “Cholera was hitting the area, and we were drinking any type of water without treating it. People were getting sick.”

Water-stressed country

Haiti is considered a water-stressed country. Only 64.5 per cent of its people have access to safe drinking water.

In Ms. Jean’s village of Petit Bourg du Borgne, nestled in Haiti’s mountainous Northern Department, most people depend on such sources as streams, rivers and underground springs for all of their daily water needs.

These sources are exposed to many harmful pollutants and bacteria, as people pass through it on foot and by vehicle and use it for bathing and washing clothes and for animals, along with myriad other uses.

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Ban Ki Moon displays strong UN commitment to eradicate cholera in Haiti - The Haitian-Caribbean News Network

Ban Ki Moon displays strong UN commitment to eradicate cholera in Haiti - The Haitian-Caribbean News Network | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

 The UN Secretary General reiterated on Monday the World organization’s strong commitment to help Haiti eradicate cholera through a $2.2 billion sanitation campaign, following an epidemic that left more than 8,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands more hospitalized in the Caribbean country.


Ban Ki Moon and Haitian Prime minister Laurent Lamothe launched on Monday the national decontamination campaign in the Las Palmas district in the Central Plateau where the Cholera epidemic first broke in Haiti in October 2010.


“We are here today to launch an important initiative which can protect people from diseases transmitted through water,” said Ban, during a ceremony in Las Palmas. “An initiative that can help to eliminate cholera in Haiti and that can improve lives,” explained ban who arrived in Haiti on a two-day visit.


The United Nations Secretary-General explained that the launch of the ‘total sanitation campaign’ was a great step in the development process of Haiti, given that one in every two Haitians does not have access to an adequate level of sanitation.

The campaign will cost $2.2 billion over ten years and the money will be collected with major international donors by the UN. The Program will help millions to get access to potable water and other sanitation means.

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UN to raise two billion dollars to fight Cholera in Haiti - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

UN to raise two billion dollars to fight Cholera in Haiti - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation UN to raise two billion dollars to fight Cholera in Haiti Ghana Broadcasting Corporation UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will try to raise more than 2 billion dollars to aid in fighting the spread of cholera...
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Ban Ki Moon UN to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will try to raise $2.2bn (£1.3bn) in aid money to fight the spread of cholera in Haiti. Mr Ban, who is visiting Haiti, said it was the "moral duty"...
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Why Haiti Needs Bioscience Education

Why Haiti Needs Bioscience Education | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
By Ilio Durandis
CJ Contributor

TWO YEARS ago, as I was contemplating the different ways to contribute to a new Haiti, an idea to bring bioscience education and training to Haiti emerged.

In order to move past a simple idea to reality, the support and collaboration of many would be needed to make it happen.

The idea to educate, train and prepare young Haitian professionals in the biosciences is not only an innovation in Haitian education, but it can also serve an important purpose to address some real issues facing the country, from lack of quality control of raw materials to food safety. The potential impact of bioscience education in Haiti is limitless.

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Total Sanitation Campaign Story Map

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Hear, in its early stages, is an interactive map allowing you to follow UNICEF's involvement in the campaign.

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Fund a Social Enterprise to Stop Cholera!

Fund a Social Enterprise to Stop Cholera! | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Provide seed funding to employ local Haitians to run a clean water business to improve the health of their own communities. Clean water for Haiti, by Haiti.
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UN ‘responsible’ to tackle Haiti cholera

UN ‘responsible’ to tackle Haiti cholera | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the international body has a “moral responsibility” to help Haiti end a devastating cholera epidemic, which was allegedly brought to the Caribbean country by UN peacekeepers.

Ban made the remarks on Monday ahead of a visit to Haiti, during which he is scheduled to meet families affected by cholera.

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Cholera Battle ‘Slowly Being Won’, Secretary-General Says at Launch of Initiative in Haiti

Cholera Battle ‘Slowly Being Won’, Secretary-General Says at Launch of Initiative in Haiti | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Cholera Battle ‘Slowly Being Won’, Secretary-General Says at Launch of Initiative in Haiti, Urging Broader Focus on Safe Drinking Water, Adequate Sanitation
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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

It's been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. And the epidemic continues today.


The deadly bacteria have killed more than 8,500 people and infected hundreds of thousands. Why has the outbreak been so hard to stop, even with more than $9 million in foreign aid pledged to Haiti? Lack of sanitation, says journalist Jonathan Katz, who has been covering the cholera epidemic since it began.


Haiti doesn't have sewers. Instead, the country relies on what's known as the 
bayakou: independent, and somewhat secretive, laborers who clean the cesspools under people's latrines.

Almost all of them are men ... and they work in a very interesting way," Katz says. "The job is done by hand. They climb into the latrines with a bucket. They scoop out the excrement and put it somewhere else."



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Haiti - Cholera : Four departments on Red Alert - Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Cholera : Four departments on Red Alert - Haitilibre.com | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Haitilibre.com Haiti - Cholera : Four departments on Red Alert Haitilibre.com Wednesday, in parallel with this situation, was held the second meeting of the High Level Committee on the Elimination of Cholera in Haiti, the Committee established by...
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Dr. John Carroll talks chikungunya, cholera and the situation in Haiti

Dr. John Carroll with Haitian Hearts gives his "on the ground" perspective of chikungunya, cholera and other infectious diseases and medical issues in Haiti ...
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New Sanitation Campaign Aims to End Cholera in Haiti

New Sanitation Campaign Aims to End Cholera in Haiti | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country.

The National Sanitation Campaign will target 55 communities in the 10 departments, covering 3.8 million people, 2,500 schools and 500 health centres.

"Until every household has access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, cholera and other water-borne diseases will remain a potential threat to vulnerable families throughout the country," said Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. "We count on the support of the UN and that of international partners to make this a reality."

The "Community-Led Total Sanitation" (CLTS) approach encourages behaviour change and leadership at community level. It has already been used successfully in three departments. The CLTS programme, allied with the provision of clean drinking water, the use of safe sanitation infrastructure and good hygiene practices, can halt the spread of cholera.

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New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti | Press centre | UNICEF

New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti | Press centre | UNICEF | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Press release @UNICEF on new national sanitation campaign to end cholera in #Haiti http://t.co/11TsVzSltC @MINUSTAH @UNICEFHaiti
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UN Chief Makes 'Pilgrimage' to Haiti to Address Cholera Crisis

UN Chief Makes 'Pilgrimage' to Haiti to Address Cholera Crisis | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Haiti on Monday for what he called a "necessary pilgrimage" to promote efforts to alleviate a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and has been linked to the U.N.'s own peacekeepers.

Ban is seeking support for a $2.2 billion, 10-year cholera-elimination campaign that he launched in December 2012 with the presidents of Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Accompanied by his wife, Ban told a church service in the cholera-afflicted rural village of Los Palmas in Haiti's central Plateau region that they had come to "express our solidarity" with the families of those who lost their lives.

"I know that the epidemic has caused much anger and fear. I know that the disease continues to affect an unacceptable number of people," he said.

"My wife and I have come here to grieve with you. As a father and grandfather, and as a mother and grandmother, we feel tremendous anguish at the pain you have had to endure," he added.

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UNICEF supports community mobilization to stop spread of cholera in Haiti

UNICEF correspondent Bob Coen reports on community mobilization efforts to prevent cholera in Haiti, a year after the earthquake. For more information, pleas...
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TOTAL SANITATION DOCUMENT LIBRARY

TOTAL SANITATION DOCUMENT LIBRARY | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
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Documents relating to the campaign in Haiti as well as relevant documents and case studies from other Total Sanitation Campaigns around the world.
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Towards water and sanitation services for over 3 million Haitians

Towards water and sanitation services for over 3 million Haitians | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

On Monday, Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, and the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, launched in Las Palmas, a new initiative to provide water and sanitation services for over 3 million Haitians in the next five years, the "Total Sanitation Campaign".

The Government of Haiti, with the support of the United Nations, has developed this new water and sanitation program to fight against the spread of the disease and improve the lives of vulnerable households. "While all households do not have access to drinking water and sanitation facilities, cholera and other waterborne diseases remain a potential threat to vulnerable families across the country. We rely on the commitment of the United Nations and international partners to make this happen," stated the Prime Minister.

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Haiti Extremely Susceptible To Quick Spreading, Deadly Virus Already Present In U.S.

Haiti Extremely Susceptible To Quick Spreading, Deadly Virus Already Present In U.S. | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it

Haiti is dealing a deadly virus called chikungunya, a rarely fatal but intensely painful mosquito-borne virus that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean and parts of Latin America after local transmission first started in tiny French St. Martin late last year, according to The Associated Press.

Haiti is proving to be particularly vulnerable because so many people live packed together in rickety housing with dismal sanitation and surrounded by ideal breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that carry the illness, the AP reported. Chikungunya has been merciless in Haiti. Lack of basic infrastructure, poor mosquito control measures, and deep social and economic disparities hampered prevention and treatment efforts," says a new report on Haiti's epidemic by the Igarape Institute, a Brazil-based think tank, according to the AP.

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UN News - In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic

UN News - In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to ensure access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in Haiti, as he launched a new United Nations-supported initiative and met with families affected by cholera.
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Scenes from Haiti's Cholera Outbreak - Photo Essays

Scenes from Haiti's Cholera Outbreak - Photo Essays | The Total Sanitation Campaign in Haiti | Scoop.it
Fueled by a lack of clean water, a cholera epidemic has taken hold of the country, claiming nearly 600 victims since its outbreak in October. Photographer Moises Saman visits the center of the
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H5N1: Haiti: 8,563 cholera deaths as of June 29

I have almost stopped tracking the cholera numbers on Haiti's Department of Public Health and Population documents page. A redesign some months ago made it harder to use, and updates have been sporadic.
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St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, Haiti

NPH USA is helping transform thousands of lives in Haiti through the support of St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, the nation's premier children's facility. The ...
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