Since 2011, cholera has become endemic in Haiti and caused thousands of deaths. FOKAL works with local residents to form training teams to educate people about sanitation and hygiene needed to fight against cholera and other water and mosquito borne diseases. They also formed community health teams with the aid of the Ministry of Public Health to help prevent diseases such as malaria, zika, dengue and chicungunya fevers. This includes fumigation to limit the proliferation of disease-carrying mosquitoes, reducing needless deaths of children to malaria.
Citizens have taken health care training such as EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training where they have learned important lifesaving techniques such as CPR.
The health program also is closely linked to the medicinal herb garden in the Martissant Park as a tool for the better use of traditional medicine as well as disease prevention in the neighborhood.
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