The day after the Government of Haiti confirmed an outbreak of Cholera in the country, in a Department just north of the capital Port-au-Prince, a medical doctor working with WHO/PAHO, present at the first meeting of the Inter-Cluster Coordination Cell at Logbase, spoke out what everyone was thinking: “Let’s not fool ourselves. This will come to Port-au-Prince very quickly”.
He was right, but it became even worse. The first Cholera cases were reported for Port-au-Prince in the evening of the next day, and within three weeks the disease spread throughout the entire country.
While the minds of Logistics Cluster staff were already set for “closing the shop” by the end of the year – the earthquake response had stabilized and the end of hurricane season was approaching – it became quickly evident... READ MORE