Alongside 17 partners who are leaders in water and health (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UNICEF, etc.), the Foundation has committed to a strategy plan for improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene. It is planned to put more than $1.6 billion into the effort over the next 10 years. The Foundation is a member of the Technical Advisory Group, a high level group of experts that is assisting the Haitian government with the program (in particular the Ministry of Health and water company Dinepa). Cholera reappeared in Haiti two years ago. Almost 600,000 people were affected and 7,500 died from the disease. The neighboring Dominican Republic has also recorded 25,000.