Online Program

Coalition to Eliminate Cholera Transmission on Hispaniola

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Jon Kim Andrus, M.D, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Washington, D.C., DC
Several papers will be presented by their authors on the cholera outbreak in Haiti which will give audience participants insight into the epidemiology of transmission, the challenges of alert and response, and the development of a new vaccination policy. A discussion will follow

Learning Areas:

Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control

Learning Objectives:
Describe the approach to partnership, resource mobilization, and advocacy in response to the cholera outbreak. Describe the evolution of the coalition to eliminate cholera transmission on Hispaniola. Identify key challenges going forward.

Keyword(s): Disease Prevention, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Jon Kim Andrus had 25 years of experience reworking in the field of vaccines, immunization and primary in developing countries. Dr. Andrus serves as Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and was Lead Technical Adviser for the Immunization Unit at PAHO. Dr. Andrus received degrees from Stanford University, UC-Davis School of Medicine (M.D.), UC-San Francisco School of Medicine (Family Practice Residency), and the CDC (Epidemic Intelligence Service and Preventative Medicine Residency).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.