Cholera deaths in Haiti on the increase

Monday, November 15, 2010

Haiti - The number of deaths in Haiti due to the cholera epidemic rose to 917, the Haitian Public Health Ministry said on Sunday.

According to Health Minister Gabriel Timothee, the authorities have redoubled efforts to save more lives.

During a press conference, Timothee said they had established 10 centres of Cholera Treatment in Oeste department, including Port-au-Prince.

He said the increase of the deaths did not mean the prevention campaign had failed, adding more efforts will be exerted to stop the spread of the epidemic.

Haiti has launched a strong awareness campaign in the media as well as public and private networks in the country.

Haitian President Rene Preval on Sunday said that "if the people get the information, we can reduce the number of deaths."