Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UNDeny – The UN Undoes 150 Years of Epidemiology

A message from David Darg and Bryn Mooser In 1854 on this spot here in Soho London, John Snow identified that cholera was a waterborne disease.  By removing the handle of the well pump, he put an end to the cholera outbreak and at that moment the science of epidemiology was born.  For 150 years, the scientific community has relied on epidemiology to identify the source of disease outbreaks as a vital part of being able to tackle and end deadly epidemics.   In 2010 a battalion of Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers dumped raw sewage into Haiti’s river system resulting in what is now the world’s largest cholera epidemic.  In under two years, over 580,000 Haitians have been infected and nearly 8,000 people have tragically died from cholera. Despite massive evidence, the UN continues to deny responsibility for the epidemic andhas suggested that the origin of Cholera in Haiti is of […]

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