Partnerships important in cholera prevention
By Jennifer Browning
Fighting something like a cholera outbreak cannot be done by one organization alone. Project Medishare realizes this and the importance of working with partners who share the same ideology. In this case, it is not just treating cholera but focusing to educate on how to prevent it.
Project Medishare has been directly involved in helping stop the spread of this deadly disease by networking with the Haitian Ministry of Health, Zanmi Lasanté, the American Red Cross and many other partnering NGOs so we can assist as much as possible.
In a meeting this week with health agents, Dr. Pretanville from PIH/Zanmi Lasante, spoke to Project Medishare community health agents about cholera. He detailed what causes the disease, how to prevent it, and how it can be treated. Joining Dr. Pretanville were other PIH health agents joining Project Medishare in the campaign to educate the community.