Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues

Haitian Cholera Epidemic Could End By 2018, Health Ministry, U.N. Officials Say

Reuters: Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials
“Haiti could stem its seven-year-long cholera epidemic by the end of 2018 as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply, government and United Nations officials said. The health ministry said Haiti has had about 7,400 suspected new cholera cases since the start of the year, compared with almost 20,200 at the same point last year…” (Brice, 7/3).

U.N. News Centre: After ‘successful’ visit to Haiti, Security Council notes window of opportunity for reforms
“Haiti has a window of opportunity to implement reforms necessary to bring the Caribbean country onto a path of stability and development, the United Nations Security Council president said [Friday]. … The main issue which came up at every meeting, and which requires the council’s attention, [Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz of Bolivia] said, was cholera. Concerns over cholera were vital to all aspects of Haiti’s future, from water and sanitation concerns to its development and stability, he noted…” (6/30).