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U.N. SG Ban Promises Additional Aid To Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew; U.N. Deputy Chief Outlines New Approach To Cholera Outbreak

Deutsche Welle: U.N. chief examines Haiti destruction amid cholera controversy “While visiting victims of Hurricane Matthew, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the destruction by the storm as ‘heartbreaking,’ expressing disappointment at scant emergency aid reaching the struggling nation…” (10/16). New York Times: Cholera Deepens Haiti’s Misery After Hurricane “…A week…

Cholera Outbreak Threatens Haiti As Nation Begins Recovery From Hurricane Matthew

Los Angeles Times: In Hurricane Matthew’s wake, Haiti is left to face an old foe: cholera “…The waterborne disease was a scourge even before Hurricane Matthew roared across the Tiburon Peninsula eight days ago. Cholera was inadvertently brought to the country in the wake of the disastrous 2010 earthquake by…

WHO Officials Record 11 Cholera Cases In Yemen, Say Disease Not Spreading

Reuters: More cholera cases registered in Yemen but disease not spreading: WHO “More cases of cholera have been registered in the Yemeni capital Sanaa but a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday the epidemic was not yet spreading. The United Nations first reported the cholera outbreak on Friday…

Global Community Must Act Urgently To Deliver Cholera Vaccine To Haiti

The Guardian: Hurricane Matthew: Haiti needs vaccines to stop deadly cholera spreading Anita Zaidi, director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[T]hough six years…

Strengthening Health Care, Surveillance Systems Critical To National, Global Security

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Treat global health crises the same way as national security crises, panel says Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses remarks made by panelists at the launch of a Brenthurst Foundation report on the West African Ebola…

Collaboration Among Private, Public Sectors, Communities Must Be Improved To Fight Disease Outbreaks, Experts Say At Clinton Global Initiative

Devex: The importance of unlikely allies in pandemic response “…Reflecting on [their Ebola] experience, while dealing with Zika, and preparing for what lies ahead, global health leaders gathered [at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York] noted an opportunity — and an imperative — to boost collaboration between the…

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