Photo Essays: Haiti Aftermath: MSF Cholera Clinics
"MsF has now mobilised a cholera emergency response across every administrative department of haiti. By de- cember 26, the Ministry of health had reported 150,000 cases and more than 3,300 deaths across the country. at the same time, more than 84,500 cholera cases had been treated by MsF medical teams in 47 cholera treat- ment centres throughout the country. (This accounts for approximately 60 percent of all cases treated in the entire country.) MsF has established over 4,000 beds of hospitalisation capacity for the cholera outbreak and has been able to maintain the case fatality rate of less than 2 percent in these facilities.
More than 1,000 tons of medical and logistical supplies have been brought into the country, and MsF has more than 5,500 haitian and international staff dedicated to cholera treatment.
MsF estimates it will spend approximately €10.8 million ($14.2 million) on cholera emergency programs in 2010. another €7.5 million ($9.9 million) is projected to be required to continue cholera-related activities in haiti in 2011."
MSF Press Release Dec 2010