Malaria Zero partners are using innovative strategies and a learn-by-doing approach to determine and deliver a key package of interventions aimed at shortening the timeline to elimination on the island of Hispaniola.
Malaria Field Agent Jerome Millerand goes door-to-door in the community of Dilaire, testing anyone showing symptoms of malaria, treating anyone who tests positive and monitoring neighbors for the disease.
Dr. Michelle Chang, a medical epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leads CDC's work on Malaria Zero. Haiti is a weak link in the malaria chain—the time to act is now.
As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is also beset with a range of economic, development and public health challenges, and remains, along with neighboring Dominican Republic, the last stronghold of endemic malaria in the Caribbean.