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Capitol Hill Briefings Examine Health Inequities, Cholera In LAC

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ (NTDs) “End the Neglect” blog describes two Capitol Hill briefings held last week “discussing the regional inequities in health and the cholera epidemic” in Latin America. According to the blog, a briefing titled “‘Public Health in Latin America’ was hosted by Representative Sam Farr of California on Wednesday, October 23, as part of an ongoing monthly briefing series called ‘Latin America on the Rise.'” In addition, an “event on Thursday October 24, titled ‘Conquering Cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: The Untold Story of Progress,’ provided members of Congress, their staff and partners in health issues an update on the status of the control efforts of the cholera epidemic on the Island of Hispaniola,” the blog notes, summarizing comments made by experts at both events (Corona-Parra, 10/29).

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