The Tropical Storm Issac hit Haiti, claiming 19 lives and Haiti is at risk of fresh cholera outbreak.
Chlorinators and chlorine tablets are readily available in Haiti to any organization operating in cholera-affected areas. Interested parties should contact us immediately.
The tablet chlorinators provide a steady, pre-set level of chlorination which persists in the water for many days. This provides dependable protection against the disease-causing bacteria common in the buckets, home storage tanks, and local piping in developing countries.
International Action’s Haiti office is distributing 500,000 albendazole de-worming pills to protect Haiti’s communities and get its children healthy and back in school. The pills are available free of charge to non-profit or community organizations that can administer them.
International Action -- a nonprofit charity that provides safe drinking water for more than 400,000 people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- is dispatching its team to Carrefour to combat the resurgence of cholera in the capital city. Since 2006 the nonprofit has focused on eliminating waterborne diseases in Haiti using a simple, energy-free chlorine feeder system that treats the water of the community tanks.
One year after the earthquake, Haitians are growing impatient with non-governmental organizations, humanitarian aid workers, and its own public officials. Disorganization, bureaucracy, and confusion among humanitarian organizations have left the majority Haitians frustrated and discontent with the progress (or lack thereof) since January 12, 2010. The once welcomed humanitarian organizations and workers are now the subject of resentment and disdain.
Victoria Rowell – an award-winning actress, New York Times best-selling author, and philanthropist – has joined the board of trustees of International Action, a non-profit organization currently providing clean water to nearly half a million Haitians.
Today, International Action met with DINEPA water department officials and UN WASH Cluster partners to strategize a coordinated response to the spreading cholera epidemic. To combat this fatal waterborne disease, International Action plans to supply and install 50 chlorinators and 8 water tanks throughout Artibonite Department, the epicenter of the outbreak. Nine hundred chlorine tablets have also been released by the organization to the Haitian water agency and other NGOs addressing the public health crisis.
A deadly cholera outbreak has erupted across Haiti's Artibonite Department, claiming at least 150 lives and sickening more than 1,500 others. The first registered cholera epidemic in Haiti in decades is the worst public health catastrophe since the January 12 earthquake.
In an effort to keep the spotlight on Haiti's precarious public health sector, International Action has expanded its water and sanitation operations to include a rubble clearance project in the vicinities of water kiosks and fountains in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Noting that the January earthquake damaged many water stations, there is no doubt that removing the mountains of rubble is critical to the reconstruction and restoration of water infrastructure in the impoverished neighborhoods that lack access to clean water.
From May 2006 up to before the earthquake hit, Dlo Pwop and Washington, D.C.-based partner International Action had jointly installed 140 chlorinators on water tanks in neighborhoods, schools, orphanages, and hospitals throughout Port-au-Prince, providing over 400,000 Haitians previously exposed to waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, and chronic diarrhea with a supply of clean, safe water.
After the Earthquake two weeks ago, a local Haitian group developed a system in which they are helping to deliver water to Haitians. Haitians are helping Haitians. Dlo Pwòp/International Action supplies 200,000 Haitians with one gallon of clean water each day.
Since the Earthquake 10 days ago, an American non-governmental group has developed a system which delivers clean water to 150,000 residents of the Haitian capital each day. International Action has located 28 water storage tanks in Port-au-Prince neighborhoods which are undamaged and able to hold at least 1,000 gallons of clean water. The group is now paying local water truck drivers to fill these tanks in the poorest parts of the city.
Art of Giving 2009: Art Exhibition & Fundraiser will take place at the Student Union at Pratt Institute on May 1-2, 2009 on the school's Brooklyn campus. The Exhibition will feature a silent auction of the artworks of Pratt students and faculty, and all proceeds will be directed to the non-profit organization, International Action and their Campaign for Clean Water in Haiti. Already, this five-year campaign has installed over 110 chlorinators in Haiti helping to provide Clean Water to over 400,000 Haitians.
The Salesian Fathers at the St. Jean Bosco School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti will open a new primary school for 1,000 students in the fall of this year. With the current secondary school, they will have 1,500 children.
International Action – a U.S.-based health group – just installed two chlorinators on St. Bosco's 9,000-gallon concrete tanks to get ready for the reopening. St. Boscos' is the church-related school where former President Aristide was educated and became a Salesian priest.
Clean, safe drinking water is something many people take for granted. In Haiti, half of the population does not have access to clean water (World Bank); almost all water sources are contaminated with germs of typhoid, cholera, and chronic diarrhea. Such waterborne diseases are the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in children. Since May 2006, International Action has installed over 100 chlorinators on public water tanks in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince – the capital – providing over 400,000 with clean, safe drinking water and GreenLinkz.com would like to add another million people to that number in 2009.
Some 400,000 residents of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, now have access to clean water for the first time thanks in part to 100 neighborhood chlorinators designed and manufactured by NORWECO Inc. of Norwalk, Ohio, and specially designed dry chlorine tablets from Arch Chemicals Inc. of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Starting in May of 2006, a U.S. non-governmental group International Action working with a Haitian group Dlo Pwòp ("Clean Water") has installed 100 tablet chlorinators in 23 of the poorest neighborhoods for Port-au-Prince.