Project profile — Emergency Health Assistance – Support to Cholera Response – Haiti – 2022


PAHO - Pan American Health Organization (47083)
2022-12-23 - 2023-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


November 2022 – On October 2, after more than three years without cases, Haiti reported cholera cases in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. Since then, the disease has spread considerably to other regions of the country. As of November 14, according to the Pan American Health Organization there have been more than 7,500 suspected cholera cases. Furthermore, this cholera resurgence is happening in a complex operational context, with rampant insecurity, access constraints, and insufficient infrastructures to meet humanitarian needs. With GAC’s support, the Pan American Health Organization helps to meet the immediate health needs of crisis-affected people in Haiti. Project activities include: (1) strengthening epidemiological surveillance; (2) supporting early and appropriate case management; (3) training health community workers; and (4) providing medical supplies and vaccinations as appropriate.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved healthcare delivery capacity and improved access to health services; (2) reduced risk of cholera and other waterborne diseases; (3) increased epidemiological surveillance to support early detection and management of disease outbreaks; and (4) enhanced coordination of assistance in the areas of health and information management. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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