Regional coalition for the elimination of cholera in the Island of Hispaniola




Several G.A.A.C. members joined the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola in 2012.


"An urgent need exists to heighten international solidarity to eliminate cholera in Hispaniola. As a result of the “Call for Action for a Cholera‐Free Hispaniola,” launched on January 11th, the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners propose a Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola. This Coalition is being officially established on June 4th, 2012, at the XXXIII AIDIS Congress, and reconfirmed at Rio + 20 on June 19th. PAHO/WHO, CDC, UNICEF and its partners believe that such a Coalition can catalyze public opinion and stakeholders in partnership with donors, governments, financial agencies and NGOs to work toward a common goal: to eliminate cholera and promote the sustainable development of both Haiti and Dominican Republic. The Members of the Coalition acknowledge that improving water and basic sanitation would significantly reduce the prevalence of many water‐ and food‐ borne illnesses."

Download the Declaration of the Coalition: Page 1 and Page 2.