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Border Region

The mission of this working group is to address the health and human security concerns of the Border region on the Haitian side of the Haitian/Dominican border, with a focus on the management of the cholera epidemic.

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Cholera - Situation Report - Anse-a-Pitres - Haitian-Dominican Border


Refugee Camp–Anse-a-Pitres (Photo by John Carroll)


. . . During the last six weeks cholera HAS hit the camps in Anse-a-Pitres.  And cholera is crossing the border into the Dominican Republic once again.

Haitian doctors and nurses on the Haitian-Dominican border have recently complained that they do not have enough IV fluid to treat their cholera patients. And their patients are dying.

A liter of intravenous Ringer’s Lactate in the United States costs $1 US.


Fearful, Haitian Migrants Flee Dominican Republic for Camps Along Border


In Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti, thousands reside in camps of tents, having left the Dominican Republic by force or by fear after its government began a crackdown on illegal migrants. Poor sanitation has led to a cholera outbreak. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times - by Azam Ahmed - December 12, 2015

PARC CADEAU 2, Haiti — Along this arid strip of borderland, the river brings life. Its languid waters are used to cook the food, quench the thirst and bathe the bodies of thousands of Haitian migrants who have poured onto its banks from the Dominican Republic, fleeing threats of violence and deportation.

These days, the river also brings death. Horrid sanitation has led to a cholera outbreak in the camps, infecting and killing people who spilled over the border in recent months in hopes of finding refuge here.


More Than Two Dozen Cases of Cholera Recorded at Anse-à-Pitres Special

Site Overview Parc Cadeau II  Photo: Archive GARR


About 26 people from Anse-à-Pitres most of which comes from the Parc Cadeau I and II sites were infected with cholera. According to officials of the Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) in this border town, the disease has already caused the death of 7 people. - November 11, 2015

via: Google Translate

Cholera cases continue to increase in CTC of Anse-à-Pitres. This Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the center has 23 people infected with the virus Vibrio cholerae. 3 other people who were infected have already had their medical discharge.

"We get almost to cholera cases daily. Yesterday, the center had 19 cases. After only 24 hours, we went to 23. The situation may escalate because the CTC is not really equipped to accommodate large numbers of people. Furthermore, the means are very limited to prevent the disease is spreading in different localities of the city. "Says chief physician of the center.

According to the observations, infrastructure and equipment are lacking in the center. Not enough beds and oral serum is already out of stock.

Video - Laurent Lamothe Meets the American Red Cross to Engage Pledged Moneys in Benefiting the Haitian People Now

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"There are two objectives for meeting the Red Cross.  The first objective is to thank the Red Cross for all the efforts deployed in Haiti during the earthquake.  The second objective is that the Red Cross collected more than 1.13 billion dollars for Haiti and there are still several hundred million left.  So we came here with our team to discuss our priorities and where we would like the Red Cross to allocate these funds that they have for Haiti according to the priorities of the Haitian government and the Haitian people.  We came to talk to them, work alongside with them according to the priorities of the Haitian people."

youtube - June 13, 2012

Border Clinic Project

submitted by Stuart Leiderman

Max Antoine, Director of Border Development


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This list is compiled from information on the Resource Finder which is a mirror of the Master List that is managed by Shoreland in collaboration with the MSPP.  There are some duplicate records that need to be vetted and most of the GPS coords I believe need to be corrected as they are only approximate to the area.  There is a very good chance that we have missed some clinics as this process required zooming in and out of a map online and would appreciate your bringing those to our attention. 

In a few places, we have contact information.  If we are already talking to the facility it will be obvious from the notes on the database record.

Please fill in the information (in the attachment) below:

leiderman/bourne: forwarding cholera field report from fonds-parisien area, south of lac azuei, thank you

Dear Group:

Forwarded to me by Stacy Bourne of this current cholera report from the mountain region south of Lac Azuei, about halfway from Port-au-Prince to the D.R. border. Note: this is the lake that has been seriously overflowing, causing recent evacuations, for example

Reports from other field teams are also welcomed.

Thank you,

Stuart Leiderman

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From: "Just Mercy"
Date: June 12, 2011 8:25:27 PM PDT

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Diaspora (May 17 - 19) Washington DC

The Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, in collaboration
with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Migration
Policy Institute (MPI), is organizing an action-oriented Global Diaspora

The goal is to:

* Recognize and celebrate the contribution of Diaspora communities to
America’s relationship with their countries of origin or ancestry;
* Foster Diaspora-centric partnership models;
* Encourage intra-Diaspora collaboration and learning.

The Forum will take place over three days (May 17 - 19). While Forum
attendance is by invitation, every effort is being made to deploy social
media and online tools to make the Forum accessible to as wide an audience
as possible. We are seeking sponsors and partners to host related but
independent events in Washington, D.C., during the week of the Forum. If you
are interested in hosting an event that supports the aims and objectives of
the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum, please contact

I learned about the above info from a group on Facebook.

Alister Wm Macintyre (Al Mac)

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Introduction of New Members

As you add new members to this group, please describe them below in a comment. 

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Haiti Phase II Cholera Epidemic Management Initiative Meeting: 4 PM Eastern, Wednesday, April 27

Dear colleagues:

Tomorrow, we will be holding a Haiti Phase II Cholera Management Initiative meeting at 4 PM Eastern tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27. The dial information is:

Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0180
Participant Access Code: 205372#

As you know, the official death count due to cholera in Haiti since October is now over 5,000. The second wave of the epidemic has begun with the spring rainy season. We are now getting reports of outbreaks daily.

The purpose of the Phase II Cholera Epidemic Management Initiative is to first develop pilots of Health Capacity Zones in four departments. It is proposed that Health Capacity Zones would then be developed throughout Haiti in a Phase II, Stage II initiative, scaling the approaches pilot tested in Phase II, Stage I. I am now working on a Haiti Race to Resilience omnibus proposal to help fund the Phase II, Stage I pilots. I would encourage those of you who are looking to engage and scale up projects to send me your most up to date materials for the appendix of the omnibus proposal.

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Border Region Outbreaks and Deaths

The Cholera Outbreaks and Deaths are Mounting Around Haiti in the Second Epidemic Wave.

What kind of data are we getting from the outbreaks and deaths in the Border Region?


Michael D. McDonald, Dr.P.H.
University of Maryland, School of Public Health

Global Health Initiatives, Inc.


Haiti Resilience System

Cell: 202-468-7899

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Border Region Convocation: Activating the Border Region Sentinel Group

It is time to activate the Border Region Sentinel Group to watch for outbreaks during the second (Spring 2011) wave of the cholera epidemic in Haiti.  We will start with a mirrored email discussion and move into the working group. 

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Border_Region Mailhandler

Border-Region Mailhandler is now available.  For more information, click on my Haiti MPHISE address to post your question or request.

Improving Cholera Epidemic Management in the Border Region

 Laura Katz-Parenteau has been building situational awareness through the Citizen Command Center Database effort and HEAS initiative on the Haitian side the Border region.  This area is defined by hard to reach mountain communities.  Many of the communities in this region are very hard to reach, making it difficult to provide health services that can save lives and provide essential public health services.  This has in many ways made it particularly difficult to reach these areas with medical and public health prevention and response during the current cholera epidemic.  

The HEAS and CCC database efforts are breakthroughing some of the barriers, by improving our understanding of the needs of the Border region communities, improving communication, and improving medical and public health response and outreach.


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