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Donors Should Step Up Funding To Haiti To Address Cholera, WASH Efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation: What helping Haiti teaches us about global public health David Nabarro, U.K.’s candidate for director general of the WHO “…The scale of [effort to respond to the cholera epidemic in Haiti] really does depend on funding, and there remains a serious shortfall in both the response to…

Additional Funding Needed To Address Cholera In Haiti, U.N. Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Fighting Haiti’s cholera outbreak requires more funds: U.N. “…The U.N. says the situation has improved thanks to a three-fold increase in the deployment of emergency teams, the delivery of drinking water aid, and a vaccination campaign. But funding is critical to support the humanitarian needs of the poorest…

U.N. Inaugurates Water Capture, Distribution System In Haiti As Part Of Cholera Efforts

U.N. News Centre: U.N. inaugurates water project in Haiti benefiting 60,000 people as part of fight against cholera “Sandra Honoré, the special representative of the secretary general (SRSG) for Haiti and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), inaugurated on 8 December a water capture and distribution…

U.N.-Supported Cholera Vaccination Teams Reach More Than 729K In Haitian Areas Hit Hard By Hurricane Matthew

U.N. News Centre: More than 729,000 Haitians vaccinated against cholera in U.N.-supported campaign “A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)-backed vaccination campaign has reached more than 729,000 people in Haiti’s areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last month, the health agencies said. According…

Scientists Trace Genetic Origins Of Current-Day Cholera Strains

Science: How today’s cholera pandemic was born “The world is in the grip of its seventh cholera pandemic, but that’s not exactly news. Today’s pandemic has been around since the 1960s, burning through developing countries like Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti. Now, scientists have used DNA from historical samples…

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