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Global Community Must Act Urgently To Deliver Cholera Vaccine To Haiti

The Guardian: Hurricane Matthew: Haiti needs vaccines to stop deadly cholera spreading Anita Zaidi, director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[T]hough six years…

U.N. Needs Immediate Effective Strategy To Eliminate Cholera In Haiti

American Council on Science and Health: Haiti Needs A Plan To Eradicate Cholera — The U.N. Cannot Wait One. More. Day. Julianna LeMieux, senior fellow in molecular biology at the American Council on Science and Health, discusses the immediate need for the U.N. to financially support and implement a strategy…

Drones Undergo Testing In Africa To Deliver Vaccines, Other Medical Supplies

Associated Press: Drones carrying medicines, blood face top challenge: Africa “…As drones quickly pick up momentum around the world in everything from military strikes to pizza delivery, Africa, the continent with some of the most entrenched humanitarian crises, hopes the technology will bring progress. … Those trying out drones for…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Response To Hurricane Matthew, Cholera In Haiti

New York Times: Haiti’s New Catastrophe Editorial Board “…The pressing needs now [in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew], before the rebuilding, are clean water, food, and health care. … The man who is expected to take over as United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, will inherit a special obligation to develop…

Children In Conflict-Torn Yemen Suffer From Severe Malnutrition

The Guardian: We saw how Yemen’s children are slowly starving to death Krishnan Guru-Murthy, journalist “…Those who are malnourished are set to be, by far, the biggest casualties of Yemen’s war. … Hundreds of thousands of children in Yemen … are suffering from severe malnutrition, and possibly millions are in…

Aid Teams Work To Reach Isolated Areas Of Haiti Hit By Hurricane Matthew; U.N. Says 350K Need Assistance

The Guardian: Hurricane Matthew: U.N. says 350,000 Haitians in need of assistance “The destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew has affected 350,000 Haitians and left the country facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake six years ago, the U.N. has said…” (Jones/Holpuch, 10/5). Humanosphere: Haiti braces for post-hurricane cholera…

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