This September, 2013 image depicts members of the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign team in the process of making the rounds from house to house in the Haitian commune of Cerca Carvajal, in order to conduct resident interviews. In this view, having made it to one of the rural residents, the team interviewer was asking this home’s resident for permission to conduct the interview. The man in the middle was making notations on his clipboard, recording interview responses, and whether or not consent had been granted by the interviewee.
In February, 2013, the Haitian Ministry of Health and Population, i.e., Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP), launched the 2013-2022 National Plan of Action for Elimination of Cholera in Haiti, which calls for the Haitian government to vaccinate 600,000 persons at high risk of cholera, as part of a comprehensive solution to control the spread of the disease.
In August-September, 2013, with the financial support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Haitian Ministry of Health and Population conducted a cholera vaccination campaign targeting almost 108,000 persons, aged one year and older, in Petite Anse and Cerca Carvajal, two areas of Haiti that were significantly struck by cholera. For more on the CDC’s global immunization efforts, or regarding cholera, see the links below.