10 April 2012

Cholera Vaccine Has Arrived in Haiti!


The vaccine has landed.

We just flew 100,000 doses of cholera vaccine from India to Port-au-Prince. The next step is taking them to a rural rice-growing community where we'll vaccinate 50,000 people against this terrible disease.

This groundbreaking project will have far-reaching effects. Not only will it save 50,000 lives; it will also blaze the trail for a new tradition of vaccination that will save hundreds of thousands more lives in the years to come.
Before the rainy season brings the epidemic back in full force, patients must receive two doses, two weeks apart, to receive protection from cholera.

In anticipation of the vaccine's arrival, we've been educating the community and distributing the registration packets you saw us put together in the previous video we sent out.

This is a watershed moment in the history of cholera treatment -- and of Haiti -- and we're committed to sharing our progress every step of the way. Pledge your support so we know to keep you in the loop:

http://act.pih.org/phase-two-watch

In Solidarity,

Dr. Louise Ivers
Senior Health and Policy Advisor
Partners In Health

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