Cholera Update 7 weeks and growing

December 29, 2010 at 3:24 am

Our teams have been busy on the ground in Haiti.  The cholera centre is running 24/7.  MSF is assisting with funding for staffing and supplies which is a blessing.  We currently have 4 physicians and 6 nurses on a 12 hour shift basis.  Our case counts are beginning to decrease as you’ll see below. (sorry I can’t get my graph to load)  Our peak was December 3rd and luckily we have been declining since.  Over 1200 cases total with 350 during the week of December 1st.  Part of the decline is due to our education and water treatment efforts.  The other part is that the establishment of other cholera treatment centres in surrounding areas.

Our volunteer staff on the ground are still busy with general medical clinic and ongoing water projects efforts.  Today they saw 30-40 patients and spent the afternoon delivering new water filters to the small villages of Bouchi and Mongoio.  Dennrik Abrahan, our Volunteer Coordinator has been on the ground since Monday and got straight to work picking up a new volunteer and transporting water filters.


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