Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti Cholera Epidemic Linked to UN Peacekeepers

The UN has acknowledged its role in the cholera epidemic that began in Haiti in 2010.  Through scientific evidence, the case was made that the particular strain of cholera present now in Haiti came from Nepal, presumably with Nepalese peacekeepers.  The question remains: what could have been done to prevent this outbreak, and how can it be remedied now? Part of the article is below.  Click HERE for the full text. The UN’s Role in Haiti’s Cholera Crisis Sim Shuzhen, Asian Scientist Magazine September 19, 2016   Together, the epidemiological and DNA sequence evidence made a solid case that the outbreak was imported from Nepal. Besides the moral and legal implications this conclusion may have for the UN, it also drives home the importance of taking precautionary measures to prevent future outbreaks. Another study found that conventional measures such as diagnostic […]

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