Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN Secretary General’s Report on the New Haiti Cholera Plan

Today, December 1, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present the following report in a briefing on the UN cholera response in Haiti.

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Aujourd’hui, le 1er décembre, le secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, présentera le rapport suivant dans un briefing sur la réponse des Nations Unies contre le choléra en Haïti.

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A new approach to cholera in Haiti

Report by the Secretary-General

Summary

On 19 August 2016, the Secretary-General announced a new approach by the United Nations to cholera in Haiti. In his accompanying public statement, he indicated that he deeply regrets the terrible suffering the people of Haiti have endured as a result of the cholera epidemic and that the United Nations has a moral responsibility to the victims of the cholera epidemic and to support Haiti in overcoming the epidemic and building sound water, sanitation and health systems. He stressed that eliminating cholera from Haiti will take the full commitment of the Haitian Government and the international community and, crucially, the resources to fulfil this shared duty.

The new approach has two tracks. Track 1 involves intensifying the Organization’s support in order to reduce and ultimately end the transmission of cholera, improve access to care and treatment and address the longer-term issues of water, sanitation and health systems in Haiti. Track 2 involves developing a package that will provide material assistance and support to those Haitians most directly affected by cholera. These efforts must include, as a central focus, the victims of the disease and their families. The Secretary-General urged Member States to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Haiti by increasing their contributions to eliminate cholera and provide assistance to those affected.

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