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Haiti, U.N. Begin Cholera Vaccination Effort To Reach 800K People Impacted By Hurricane Matthew

NPR: Haiti Launches Largest-Ever Cholera Vaccination Campaign
“Haiti on Tuesday launched the largest emergency cholera vaccination campaign ever attempted. The plan is to try to vaccinate 800,000 people in parts of the country devastated by Hurricane Matthew…” (Beaubien, 11/8).

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off [Tuesday] in Haiti
“…According to a news release from PAHO/WHO, the decision of WHO and other members of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control to approve the request of the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) to bring one million doses of oral vaccine against cholera is based on the goal of reducing the burden of cholera cases on health care facilities, and of reducing deaths in the departments of the Sud and Grand’Anse…” (11/8).

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