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The Lancet Examines U.N. Role In, Lack Of Funding For Cholera Epidemic In Haiti

The Lancet: Cholera outbreak in Haiti — from 2010 to today
“Numerous calls from the U.N. chief, António Guterres, and his predecessor Ban Ki-moon — stating that the world has a ‘moral responsibility’ to assist Haiti to get rid of cholera — have failed to spur a generous spike in donor funds. The cholera outbreak in Haiti started in October, 2010. Since then, Haiti’s Health Ministry reports that over 809,000 people have been infected and 9,670 have died…” (Zarocostas, 6/10).

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