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Haiti Needs Additional WASH Funding, Stronger Institutions To Eliminate Cholera

Huffington Post: Clean Water and Strong Institutions for Haiti
Pedro Medrano Rojas, U.N. assistant secretary general and senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti

“The cholera epidemic in Haiti has highlighted the international community’s historic lack of attention to water and sanitation. … The U.N. has made eliminating cholera in Haiti a key priority and has also been helping to mobilize resources for the National Plan for the Elimination of Cholera. To date, more than $407 million in pledges have been received. But this figure is still not enough. It is a good start and similar to the total amount raised for the Haiti Reconstruction Fund. Along with investments in water and sanitation, the great challenge in Haiti is to strengthen its institutions…” (1/27).