by Katherine E. Bliss and Matt Fisher
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, September 2013
Despite a bold national plan to eliminate the transmission of cholera within the next 10 years, the government of Haiti faces a number of challenges it must overcome if it is to be successful in eliminating the transmission of cholera and building sustainable adequate water and sanitation facilities for its citizens. Support to help Haiti overcome these shortcomings is critical. There is an important opportunity for the United States, in supporting Haiti’s efforts to eliminate the transmission of cholera, to broaden its focus from a short-term, crisis response to a sustainable approach to health promotion through improved drinking water and sanitation quality and access.