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Malawi Risks Widespread Cholera Outbreak Following Floods, U.N. Warns, Urges Action

U.N. News Centre: Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi — U.N. “With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly populated camps…

U.N. Must Make Ending Cholera In Haiti Matter Of Justice, Not Charity

Huffington Post: U.N. Cholera Plan for Haiti Must Choose Justice Over Charity Ted Oswald, lawyer, policy analyst, and author, and Katharine Oswald, policy analyst and writer “…The U.N. must reframe its appeal for funding [to end cholera in Haiti] from one of charity to a matter of justice. The U.N.…

Cholera Vaccine Stockpile Usage Successfully Prevents Outbreaks

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: In South Sudan, Vaccine Stockpiles Save Lives Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes about the successful use of the cholera vaccine stockpile, “managed by World Health Organization, International Federation of the…

19 Die From Cholera Outbreak In Flooded Parts Of Mozambique

Reuters: Cholera outbreak kills 19 in flood-hit Mozambique “A cholera outbreak in parts of Mozambique hit by floods has killed 19 people, the government said, raising the death toll from one of the worst disasters to hit southern Africa in years…” (Mucari, 2/11).

Lawyers Preparing Appeal In Lawsuit Against U.N. Over Cholera Epidemic In Haiti

Devex: Lawyers push lawsuit against U.N. for Haiti cholera outbreak “Human rights lawyers in New York are preparing to file an appeal against a U.S. judge’s decision to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the United Nations, the next step in an uphill battle that, if successful, may change the…

Haiti Needs Additional WASH Funding, Stronger Institutions To Eliminate Cholera

Huffington Post: Clean Water and Strong Institutions for Haiti Pedro Medrano Rojas, U.N. assistant secretary general and senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti “The cholera epidemic in Haiti has highlighted the international community’s historic lack of attention to water and sanitation. … The U.N. has made eliminating cholera in…

Haiti’s Health, Development Landscape Should Be Viewed With ‘Fuller Lens’

Humanosphere: Visualizing Haiti’s new and improving health landscape In a guest post, Lauren Hashiguchi, a policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses post-earthquake recovery in Haiti, including progress in the health sector. She includes graphics and writes, “Half a decade after the…