The Government of Chile contributes to the UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF
9 Feb 2017
The Government of Chile, in line with the importance it attaches to South – South Cooperation, has become the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to contribute to the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. On 7 February 2017, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Cristian Barros Melet, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for Chile’s contribution of US$ 250,000. The Government of Chile is now the fifth contributor to the Fund, along with the Governments of France, Korea, Liechtenstein and India.
The Fund, which aims is to significantly improve access to care and treatment in the short term, address issues of Water & Sanitation and Health Systems in long term and develop a proposal for a package of material assistance and support to Haitians most directly affected by Cholera, will finance critical priorities of the New UN System Approach to Cholera in Haiti, providing a rapid, flexible and accountable platform to support a coordinated response from the UN System and partners.