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UNICEF Ramps Up Operations In South Sudan To Prevent Widespread Cholera Outbreak

Reuters: Hunger, looting, and now suspected cholera hit South Sudan “Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday…” (Miles, 7/19). U.N. News Centre:…

In Debate, U.N. Secretary General Candidates Discuss Whether Organization Should Take Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Epidemic

Humanosphere: A lone hand raised on the question of U.N. responsibility for cholera in Haiti Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the first-ever televised debate of U.N. secretary general candidates, during which candidates were asked whether the U.N. should apologize for the Haiti cholera epidemic. Murphy notes that only one candidate,…

U.S. Should Urge U.N. To Take Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Epidemic

Foreign Affairs: No Immunity from Cholera Debra L. Raskin, lecturer at Columbia Law School, and Anil Kalhan, associate professor at Drexel University Thomas L. Kline School of Law “…Despite [the evidence that U.N. peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti,] the United Nations has refused to accept responsibility for the [2010 cholera]…

WHO To Launch Large Cholera Vaccination Program In Haiti, U.N. Health Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Interview: U.N. health official discusses unprecedented vaccination campaign to tackle cholera in Haiti “The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for Haiti, Jean-Luc Poncelet [Tuesday] stressed that vaccines along with water chlorination programs, and longer-term efforts to improve water and the overall health system, are vital to fight…

U.N. Should Acknowledge Role In Haitian Cholera Epidemic

New York Times: The Cholera Epidemic the U.N. Left Behind in Haiti Editorial Board “…Unless there is a dramatic change in approach, the [Haitian cholera] epidemic will damage the legacy of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will leave his post at the end of the year. There are basic steps he…

PLOS Blog Discusses Debate Over Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Epidemic

PLOS Blogs’ “Public Health Perspectives”: Why the Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day in Court Jason Silverstein, lecturer and writer-in-residence at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, discusses the debate over the Haitian cholera epidemic, which is believed to have begun in a U.N.…

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