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MSF Vaccinates More Than 50,000 Against Cholera In South Sudan

Sudan Tribune: S. Sudan: MSF vaccinates over 50,000 against cholera “Over 50,000 internally displaced people, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said, were vaccinated against cholera during a week-long campaign it carried out in collaboration with South Sudan’s health ministry, World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)…” (3/18).

Haiti’s Sanitation System Needs Donor Assistance To Improve

New Yorker: Haiti’s Shadow Sanitation System Jonathan Katz, writer based in Durham, N.C. “…Building a nationwide water and sanitation infrastructure would cost $1.6 billion, Pedro Medrano Rojas, the new U.N. senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti, told me. … Many advocates argue that the billions in needed investments must…

New Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Compensation From U.N. For Haitian Cholera Victims

News outlets report on a class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in a U.S. federal court on behalf of Haitian cholera victims. The lawsuit is asking for compensation from the U.N., which is allegedly responsible for the outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against U.N. “Victims of Haiti’s…

U.S. Should Support Haiti Cholera Victims In Lawsuit With U.N.

Al Jazeera: The U.N. is not above the law Lauren Carasik, clinical professor of law and director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England University School of Law “Few people dispute that the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known by its French acronym, MINUSTAH, is culpable…

More Support Needed For Water, Sanitation Efforts In Haiti, U.N. Official Says

The Guardian: Cholera epidemic in Haiti ‘poses major threat to Latin America and Caribbean’ “Haiti needs a ‘Marshall plan’ for water and sanitation to quell a cholera epidemic which poses a major threat to the Caribbean and Latin America, according to the U.N. assistant secretary general. Pedro Medrano Rojas, who…

Haitian-American Officials Ask State Department Not To Intervene In Cholera Lawsuit

Miami Herald: Haitian-American officials to State Department: Don’t intervene in cholera lawsuit “Haitian-American elected officials are asking the U.S. State Department not to side with the United Nations in a legal battle over a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed more than 8,000 and sickened more than 700,000…

U.N. Expert Calls For Compensation For Haiti Cholera Victims

BBC News: Senior U.N. expert calls for Haiti cholera compensation “A U.N.-appointed expert has publicly disagreed with the world body and called for ‘full compensation’ for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti…” (3/2).

WHO Activates New Cholera Vaccine Stockpile In South Sudan

Reuters: Q&A with WHO: Cholera vaccine stockpile — a new tool to avoid needless suffering “The World Health Organization (WHO) has activated for the first time a new cholera vaccine emergency stockpile to protect hundreds of thousands displaced by conflict in South Sudan and living in temporary camps. Although there…

WHO Cholera Vaccine Stockpile Used For First Time In S. Sudan

“Last year, the World Health Organization established a two million dose cholera vaccine stockpile for the first time. Cholera outbreaks can be fast and explosive, and if communities are not prepared, they can be deadly. This week the WHO announced the vaccines from the stockpile are currently being given to…

WHO Launches Cholera Vaccination Campaign In South Sudan

Media sources report on the WHO’s launch of a cholera vaccination program in South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: WHO launches anti-cholera drive in conflict-torn S. Sudan “The World Health Organization began a campaign on Saturday to prevent outbreaks of cholera in temporary camps in South Sudan housing thousands of people who…

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