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132 Dead Of Cholera This Year In Haiti, U.N. Report Shows

Agence France-Presse: Haiti cholera outbreak kills 132 in 2014 “Haiti’s cholera epidemic has killed 132 people and may have infected nearly 15,000 others so far this year, a U.N. agency report said Wednesday…” (11/26).

Short-, Long-Term Responses To Haitian Cholera Outbreak Still Needed

Huffington Post: Don’t Forget Cholera Pedro Medrano Rojas, U.N. assistant secretary general and senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti “…Cholera remains a crisis in Haiti and the recent attention to the Ebola outbreak should be a reminder that we cannot drop our guard. … [B]oth feed on weak public…

U.N. Official Calls For More Funding For Cholera Elimination Efforts In Haiti

U.N. News Centre: ‘Haiti cannot wait 40 years’ to eliminate cholera, warns U.N. envoy as response lags “The top United Nations coordinator for cholera response in Haiti says support for initiatives to combat the disease has been ‘disappointing,’ noting that while it may be possible to eliminate cholera in about…

U.N. Should Take Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Outbreak

GlobalPost: In denying Haiti cholera deaths, U.N. risks violating its core purpose Tim Howard, professor of international law at Cambridge Graduate University and lead attorney on a lawsuit filed against the U.N. on behalf of more than 2,600 Haitian families “Late last month, attorneys argued before the U.S. Federal District…

Nigeria’s Cholera Outbreak Exacerbated By Insecurity

Media sources report on a cholera outbreak in Nigeria, where insecurity and conflict have exacerbated the disease’s spread. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Nigeria violence pushes refugees and cholera across borders “West Africa is struggling to control a cholera outbreak that has spread from Nigeria to nearby countries, exacerbated by insecurity and…

Niger Sees Spike In Number Of Cholera Deaths

Agence France-Presse/Al Jazeera: Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Niger “Niger has seen more than 1,300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the United Nations has said. … The spike in the number of cholera deaths was due in part of…