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Partners In Health launched a new project in April to vaccinate Haitians against cholera. Following is a video report from the field:
In 2011, PIH/ZL facilities have treated at least 18% (94,150) of the total cholera cases (525,000) in Haiti and trained more than 1,800 community health workers to provide cholera services in only six months during 2011.
This year, they distributing 200,000 available doses of the safe, effective oral cholera vaccine called Shanchol. As more of a community becomes vaccinated, the resulting immunity and slowdown of the spread of the disease potentially could save thousands of lives.