Lack of clean water exacerbates cholera outbreak in Haiti

Webster, Paul Christopher
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, pE83
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the water shortage and political unrest in Haiti which aggravates cholera cases and the country's capacity to treat the disease. Guillaume Le Duc, program manager for cholera clinics supported by the Alliance for International Medical Action, says that clean water is vital to fight cholera. A press statement released by Kristalina Geogieva of the European Union indicates that the political instability in Haiti threatens the efforts against cholera epidemic.


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