On a joint initiative by the Ministries of Defense, Health and Foreign Affairs, coordinated by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC/MRE), the Brazilian Government has sent medicines and vaccines against cholera to the population of Haiti. The supplies include more than 18,000 medicines, rapid HIV test kits, hospital supplies and nearly 4,000 cholera vaccine doses.
The donations were sent on a Brazilian Air Force aircraft, which departed Rio de Janeiro on December 8 transporting military personnel to the rotation of the Brazilian Battalion of Peacekeeping Infantry (BRABAT), which integrate the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
The shipment of supplies is part of the Brazilian cooperation with Haiti after the passage of Hurricane Matthew in October 2015. Brazil's humanitarian response to this social and environmental catastrophe also includes a recent donation. The United Nations World Food Program received US$ 400,000 in donations to support emergency activities including the delivery of food and essential items to nearly 800,000 people and emergency action plans.