MISSION MEDICO-SANITARY IN BEL AIR
(Haiti Libre) -
A group of peacekeepers from the Brazilian and Chilean contingent of the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (Minustah), carried out during three days, a major medical-sanitary operation and a mitigation of cholera in the College of girls Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in the neighborhood of Bel Air in Port-au-Prince.
This mission was carried out by soldiers of the Minustah in coordination with UN civilian professionals, led by the Force Commander, General Luiz Ramos, assisted by Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, the Special Representative of the UN and Head of the Minustah.
Soldiers and members of the UNPOL (UN Police), as well as professionals: Korean, Japanese, Nepalese, Filipinos and Canadian, have participated in this operation which consisted of providing medical and dental attention and lessons in general hygiene (especially of the hands and teeth). Students and neighborhood residents, have received toothbrushes and toothpaste. Soldiers also repainted the walls of the College, cleaned the streets around the school, distributed water and fumigated the areas where mosquitoes that transmit malaria and dengue can be found. In addition, the presence of peacekeepers, has allowed people to come together and discuss key issues affecting this sector of the city.
This mission is part of the civil-military action organized on a regular basis, by the various contingents of the Minustah for the benefit of schools, orphanages and the people living in their areas of responsibility.