This September, 2013 image depicts a member of the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign team in the extreme foreground, in the process of conducting an interview with a resident of the Haitian commune of Cerca Carvajal, who was cradling her young daughter in her lap. At this point in the interview process, the interviewer was entering responses to her questions on her smartphone. In this way, the use of a common electronic data system prevents the mistakes usually associated with data entry activities. It also facilitates the receipt of survey results in a timelier manner, thereby, enabling team members to quickly make informed decisions.
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.