This September, 2013 image depicts a two member of the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign team in the process of conducting interviews, here, with a resident of the Haitian commune of Cerca Carvajal. Seated at the far right was Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Medical Epidemiologist, Rania Tohme, M.D., M.P.H., and to her right, was a member of the OCV team, who was entering query responses on her smartphone using a common electronic data system, which 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.