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Sud-Est (Southeast) Department

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The mission of this working group is to help converge the operations of all interested parties on saving lives and stopping spread of cholera in Sud-Est (Southeast) Department.

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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.

Mobile Clinic in Côtes-de-Fer - March 19, 2013

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, the First Lady of Haiti, Sophia Martelly, installed on the public square of Saint Joseph, a mobile clinic in Côtes-de-Fer, on the occasion of the St. Joseph, the patron saint of the town.

This mobile clinic, put at the service of the population cotiferoise, that mobilized two doctors and five nurses is installed in a fully equipped bus donated by the organization "Bus santé" (Health bus). This bus consists of two consultation rooms, a pharmacy and a waiting area, has allowed to 188 patients to receive free general consultation and medicines.






Official Launch of Project Water Sanitation Hygiene in Jacmel - by Claudy Bélizaire - March 16, 2013

Friday, in the premises of College of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Humanitarian Organisation Save the Children, in partnership with the Center of research and training in economics and social development (CRESFED) has proceeded to the launch of project water sanitation hygiene in Jacmel.

The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including the engineer Frantz Pierre, Director of the National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DINEPA), Jean Michel Sabbat, Technical Coordinator of Civil Protection,Hoche Lariveau, Deputy Director of the Departmental Directorate of Education, Southeast and principals and school children beneficiaries.

This sanitation project implemented by Save the Children, of more than 2 million euro, funded by the European Commission, is part of the support of the European Union (EU) and aimed at achieving among others, the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals in the area of ​​water and sanitation through the implementation of a program of urban sanitation broad and adaptable to other regions of the country.

Your Next Filter Distribution / WaterBricks

From: "Terrien, Regis" <redacted>
Subject: Re: Your Next Filter Distribution / WaterBricks
Date: September 19, 2012 10:21:55 AM EDT
To: "Koutami Adoum, Mahamat" <redacted>
Cc: Patrice Talleyrand imap <redacted>, Michael Mcdonald <redacted>, Albert Gomez <redacted>

Mahamat, Il faut copier Jeff sur cette information. 

 On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Koutami Adoum, Mahamat <redacted> wrote:


I have just received your message. Thank you very much! How are you? Happy to read you this morning and thank you for having to think of our beneficiaries.

This item can help the mothers to store their clean water. So, we are interested to take. The distribution will be made by our promoters for the mothers of Southeast.     


Re: Your Next Filter Distribution / WaterBricks

From: michael mcdonald <redacted>
Date: September 19, 2012 2:22:54 PM EDT
To: "Koutami Adoum, Mahamat" <redacted>
Cc: Patrice Talleyrand imap <redacted>, Albert Gomez <redacted>
Subject: Re: Your Next Filter Distribution / WaterBricks


Thank you for all of the great work in are doing for the mothers in the Southeast and their families.  Thank you for helping with the distribution of these WaterBricks clean water strorage devices.

If possible, please share pictures of the distribution of the WaterBricks.  If feasible, we would like to receive information on where the WaterBricks are being distributed and where there are still significant gaps in safe water storage.  This will help us plan for further potential distribution of WaterBricks based upon the success of this first round of distribution and demonstrated need. 


Dr. Michael D. McDonald
Global Health Initiatives, Inc.

On Sep 19, 2012, at 9:50 AM, "Koutami Adoum, Mahamat" <redacted> wrote:


Aid Agencies

submitted by Stuart Leiderman

Health for the Development and Stability of Haiti (SDSH –...
A Health project by Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
MSH’s Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haïti (SDSH) Project—known as Pwojé Djanm (“robust project”)

Haiti Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program
A Health project by IMA World Health

The Haiti Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control Program is a joint effort between the Ministry of Health and Po... 

Global Red Cross Network Text Message Campaigns
A project from 2 different sectors by American Red Cross
Since an estimated 80 percent of Haitians—even those living in the camps—have access to cell phones, the Red Cross ...

Isaac - Haiti - Assessment by Region - August 26, 2012

Although ISAAC has definitely left Haiti this Sunday, the country continues to receive heavy rains in several regions where extensive damage has been reported and the situation remains difficult on the whole territory, the greatest caution is always required. Overflowing rivers flooded homes, devastated many plantations and cattle swept away. Gusty winds also took away the roofs of precarious homes particularly in the West and Southeast.

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

See video

"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

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Re: leiderman-mcdonald/mphise: chlorination in the southeast


Yes. This certainly is interesting. It seems quite distant from the realities on the ground. However, we will look into it further.

I think that Patrice would be the best person to verify and validate their claims, if there is any reality to them at all.

If they are providing false information to potential donors, that should probably be communicated to the watchdog groups. If they check out, we should work with them.


Michael D. McDonald, Dr.P.H.

Global Health Initiatives, Inc.


Haiti Resilience System

Cell: 202-468-7899
On Dec 23, 2011, at 1:31 PM, wrote:

> hi, Mike. this D.C.-based organization is moving into the southeast with chlorinators and water tanks. they seem to throw numbers around and assert community relations without much documentation.

Success Stories - Sud-Est (Southeast) Department

On Jul 26, 2011, at 6:35 PM, Patrice Talleyrand wrote:

Though I am still waiting for the stats from MSPP South east, I am certain we are one of the departments with the least cases up to now (both waves combined).

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Introduction of New Members

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Sud-Est - Heart to Heart

Date: April 29, 2011 4:09:02 PM EDT
Cc: James Wilson
Subject: Re: Update on Cholera in Sud-Est

Spinal Cord Injury Patient Registry

From: tedandelisabeth
To: caphealth
Sent: 3/16/2011 8:23:18 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: [caphealth] Spinal Cord Injury patient registry


American Humanitarian Worker Imprisoned in Jacmel Since October 2010

Daniel Pye, an American Christian humanitarian worker running an orphanage, for children whose families cannot care for them, has been imprisoned in Jacmel since October 2010, Haiti.  Originally, he was imprisoned without being charged with a crime.  He was then released and was arrested immediately again under a charge of holding illegal documents.  According to his wife, the Haitian Justice Department has reprimanded the judge in the case, after clarifying that the ID card Daniel Pye was holding was not illegal.  Unfortunately, the judge in the case refuses to release Daniel Pye, even though it appears that there is no legal basis for his arrest and imprisonment. 

Daniel Pye is now suffering from ailments that threaten his health, and according to reports may potentially be life-threatening.  He needs immediate medical care, which he cannot receive in prison. Apparently, the U.S. Embassy, the State Department, and the Haitian Justice Department have been notified, but are unwilling or unable to take actions that would secure Daniel Pye's release.  

Please comment if you have more information, or feel that you can take action that can secure Daniel Pye's exoneration and release from prison. 

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