Number of Beneficiaries: 9.8M (Haiti’s population)
Period of Performance and Funding Options:
1 month @ $40,700
3 months @ $77,550
6 months @ $141,900
Praecipio International, a non-profit organization that tracks disease outbreaks globally, is issuing this emergency appeal for funding to assist in responding to the ongoing cholera disaster in Haiti. The founders of Praecipio International have extensive public health experience and led the same analytical team that first detected and warned of the potential crisis evolving in Mexico in spring of 2009 that was later confirmed by the World Health Organization to be the H1N1 influenza pandemic.
Action is immediately required to mitigate unnecessary loss of life among cholera-affected populations.
Praecipio International is issuing this Emergency Appeal for the following operational actions:
1. Continue to expand the established, 600+ member infectious disease reporting network, the Haiti Epidemic Advisory System (HEAS), which is an entity independent from official reporting systems, to support early warning of cholera hot spots;
2. Continue to provide actionable and validated information on cholera activity using in-country verification sources to prompt immediate, life-saving “swarm” response among the 600+ HEAS members; and
3. Continue to provide key integrative strategic assessments to guide rapid response.
The scale and complexity of this disaster is rapidly exceeding official forecasts. We need immediate assistance to mitigate the loss of lives in Haiti.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THIS CRUCIAL RESPONSE EFFORT IN HAITI.