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WHO, Haitian Government To Launch Cholera Vaccination Campaign; Health Advocates Say More Sanitation Efforts Needed

PBS NewsHour: In Haiti, are 1 million doses of cholera vaccine enough to stop an outbreak?
“…The Haitian Ministry of Health requested and received approval from the World Health Organization for one million doses of oral vaccine against cholera. And with the help of the WHO and Pan American Health Organization, the ministry will launch the vaccination campaign on Nov. 8, the groups announced [last] week. Health advocates praised the move, but said more action was needed…” (Epatko, 10/28).

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