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UN’s Own 2010 Review Undermines Its Position on Haiti Cholera

The United Nations’ “position looks increasingly shaky with the emergence of its own internal review exposing dire sanitation conditions at its camps.” A leaked report shows that a month after the cholera epidemic erupted in Haiti, the UN received a damning review of its sanitation practices in Haiti. Despite this added evidence of the UN origin of the epidemic, UN officials continued to deny responsibility and remain unaccountable to this day, hiding behind immunity in courts. According to the leaked report, just $3.15 million would have solved most of the sanitation problems noted in November 2010. Now that cholera is likely endemic in Haiti, eradication is estimated to cost more than $2 billion. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Leaked UN report on Haiti’s cholera outbreak slams sanitation at its bases Caribbean360 April 7, 2016 […]

PAHO Urges Improved Water and Sanitation to Fight Cholera

Pan American Health Organization and WASH Advocates are urging international support for major improvements in water and sanitation in Haiti so that cholera may be prevented rather than simply treated. PAHO says that poor water and sanitation are what allowed cholera to spread so quickly in the first place and are the key to stopping the epidemic. Improved water and sanitation infrastructure key to controlling Haiti cholera Caribbean360 March 25, 2014 More than 700,000 people have been sickened by the disease and more than 8,500 have died up to mid-March 2014. WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Tuesday March 25, 2014, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says while Haiti has made significant progress in slowing the spread of cholera, controlling and eventually eliminating the disease will require major improvements in water and sanitation infrastructure. Representatives from PAHO and its partner […]

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