Disease Prevention and Treatment in Haiti
The U.S. government is working to help prevent and treat disease in Haiti by providing sustainable health care solutions to help Haitians build a system that will improve their quality of life and lay the foundation for long-term, sustainable development.
Pre-Earthquake Healthcare in Haiti
The earthquake exacerbated a difficult situation, and presented the Government of Haiti, the U.S. government, and the international community with new health challenges to overcome.
Disease Management through Prevention
Once the earthquake struck, the U.S. government moved quickly to help the Government of Haiti take the steps necessary to mitigate the spread of disease and improve the general health of Haitians.
Sanitation and hygiene are also essential elements to improving the long-term health situation in Haiti.
The U.S. government’s post-earthquake initiatives included installing latrines and water, sanitation and hygiene stations, as well as pre-positioning non-food relief commodities throughout Haiti.
We are working to educate Haitians on proper hygiene practices to limit the spread of disease, particularly now that cholera is present and presents a grave threat to the health of the country.