Medical and Field Support Protocols
UN DPKO Medical and Field Support Protocols
“Ensure Prompt and Appropriate Follow Up”
The crucial steps to be taken if we are to avoid this happening again
In December 2010 the UN Secretary General announced his intention to form an independent panel of experts to investigate and advise on the cholera outbreak in Haiti.
In January 2011, he named the four expert members.
In February they visited Haiti and began their fieldwork.
On May 3 they handed in a 32-page report that began and ended with 7 specific recommendations. Those recommendations are amongst our handouts here.
Read them and you will see that the first three pertain to UN internal procedures, medical screening, treatment, vaccination and sanitation in the field.