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Barriers to Haiti’s Cholera Elimination Plan

One reason the cholera epidemic brought to Haiti by UN troops proliferated so rapidly is that Haiti has poor water and sanitation infrastructure. There is a national plan in place to rectify this but so far, it has not been very successful. This paper analyzes the barriers to that plan’s success, particularly in the most impoverished areas of Haiti. The abstract is below. Click HERE for the full paper. Haiti’s progress in achieving its 10-year plan to eliminate cholera: hidden sickness cannot be cured Vicki Koski-Karrell, Paul Farmer, Louise Ivers, Paul Namphy and others, Dove Press May 24, 2016 Since the beginning of the cholera epidemic in Haiti 5 years ago, the prevalence of this deadly water-borne disease has fallen far below the initial rates registered during its explosive outset. However, cholera continues to cause extensive suffering and needless deaths across […]

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