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Deriving Lessons From Cholera Epidemic In Haiti And Looking Forward To Future Actions

Noting U.N. peacekeepers played a role in bringing cholera to Haiti, Victoria Fan, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), writes in the group’s “Global Health Policy” blog, “Blame aside, there are undoubtedly lessons to be learned by looking back at how this epidemic came to pass in Haiti. More importantly, looking ahead there are key steps that should be taken to eliminate cholera in Haiti.” She continues, “Here I unpack some of the preventive steps that could have been taken to avoid sparking such an epidemic, and I outline the actions that might be taken by the U.N. and other donors moving forward” (1/17).

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