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Meeting Cholera's Challenge to Haiti and the World: A Joint Statement on Cholera Prevention and Care

  • Paul Farmer mail,

    paul_farmer@hms.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Charles Patrick Almazor,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Emily T. Bahnsen,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Donna Barry,

    Affiliations: Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Junior Bazile,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Barry R. Bloom,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Niranjan Bose,

    Affiliation: Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Thomas Brewer,

    Affiliation: Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Stephen B. Calderwood,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John D. Clemens,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Alejandro Cravioto,

    Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Eddy Eustache,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Gregory Jérôme,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Neha Gupta,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jason B. Harris,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Howard H. Hiatt,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Cassia Holstein,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Peter J. Hotez,

    Affiliations: American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Deerfield, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Louise C. Ivers,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Vanessa B. Kerry,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Serena P. Koenig,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Regina C. LaRocque,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Fernet Léandre,

    Affiliations: Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Wesler Lambert,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Evan Lyon,

    Affiliation: Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John J. Mekalanos,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Joia S. Mukherjee,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Cate Oswald,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Jean-William Pape,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America, GHESKIO Centre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • Anany Gretchko Prosper,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Regina Rabinovich,

    Affiliation: Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Maxi Raymonville,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Jean-Renold Réjouit,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Laurence J. Ronan,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mark L. Rosenberg,

    Affiliation: The Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Edward T. Ryan,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Tropical & Geographic Medicine Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey D. Sachs,

    Affiliation: The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • David A. Sack,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Claude Surena,

    Affiliation: Haitian Medical Association, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • Arjun A. Suri,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ralph Ternier,

    Affiliation: Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti

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  • Matthew K. Waldor,

    Affiliation: Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and HHMI, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David Walton,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jonathan L. Weigel

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: May 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001145

About the Authors

Paul Farmer, Emily T. Bahnsen, Neha Gupta, Howard H. Hiatt, Cassia Holstein, Louise C. Ivers, Vanessa B. Kerry, Serena P. Koenig, Joia S. Mukherjee, Arjun A. Suri, David Walton, Jonathan L. Weigel
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Paul Farmer, Donna Barry, Howard H. Hiatt, Louise C. Ivers, Serena P. Koenig, Joia S. Mukherjee, David Walton
Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Paul Farmer, Emily T. Bahnsen, Donna Barry, Cassia Holstein, Louise C. Ivers, Serena P. Koenig, Fernet Léandre, Evan Lyon, Joia S. Mukherjee, David Walton, Jonathan L. Weigel
Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Charles Patrick Almazor, Junior Bazile, Eddy Eustache, Gregory Jérôme, Fernet Léandre, Wesler Lambert, Cate Oswald, Anany Gretchko Prosper, Maxi Raymonville, Jean-Renold Réjouit, Ralph Ternier
Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health), Cange, Haiti
Barry R. Bloom
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Niranjan Bose, Thomas Brewer, Regina Rabinovich
Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Stephen B. Calderwood, Edward T. Ryan
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Stephen B. Calderwood, John J. Mekalanos
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Stephen B. Calderwood, Jason B. Harris, Regina C. LaRocque, Edward T. Ryan
Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
John D. Clemens
International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea
Alejandro Cravioto
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Jason B. Harris
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Peter J. Hotez
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Deerfield, Illinois, United States of America
Peter J. Hotez
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Peter J. Hotez
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Peter J. Hotez
Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Vanessa B. Kerry, Laurence J. Ronan
Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jean-William Pape
Center for Global Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America
Jean-William Pape
GHESKIO Centre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Mark L. Rosenberg
The Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America
Edward T. Ryan
Tropical & Geographic Medicine Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jeffrey D. Sachs
The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
David A. Sack
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Claude Surena
Haitian Medical Association, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Matthew K. Waldor
Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and HHMI, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: paul_farmer@hms.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The views and opinions contained in this paper reflect those of the authors alone and should in no way be construed to represent the official position of any organization or agency for which they work or to which they belong.