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U.N.-Led Funding For Haiti Cholera Response Down This Year, As Disease Case Numbers Rise

Reuters: Cholera blamed on U.N. peacekeepers surges in Haiti as funding vanishes
“U.N.-led foreign funding has dried up for Haiti’s fight against cholera, thought to have been introduced by Nepali peacekeepers, triggering a surge of deaths this year even as the global body vowed to help overcome the epidemic. … Because of the funding crunch, many charity teams that do street work to trace the source of local outbreaks wound down activities from April, treatment centers have been shuttered, and those still active complain of shortages of antibiotics…” (Brice et al., 9/9).

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