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Japan Joins Cholera Efforts with a $2.6 Million Grant

Japan has pledged a $2.6 million grant to the United Nations Children’s Fund to support its program to reduce cholera-related deaths in Haiti. The grant will be used to further spread awareness about hygiene and cholera prevention, conduct surveys, and improve case management and rapid response teams on the island. Although coordinated efforts have helped reduce suspected cholera cases by 90%, 41,000 suspected cases were reported in 2016. The epidemic in Haiti has affected an estimated 788,000 people and continues to be the largest in the western hemisphere. Part of the article is shown below. Click HERE for the original article. Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengthen efforts to tackle cholera UN News Centre February 22, 2017 A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti in 2017 and 2018, […]

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