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Cholera cases in Haiti drop by 75 per cent | United Nations Radio


0000a140422140050-haiti-cholera-drip-story-topInternational efforts have succeeded in significantly reducing the toll of cholera in Haiti, according to the latest official figures from April this year.The number of cases has been reduced by 75 per cent in the first trimester of 2014 compared to the same period last year, and fatality rates are below the one per cent target set by the World Health Organization. However, cholera in Haiti is still an emergency issue because of deficiencies in water, sanitation and health systems.UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said United Nations officials and Haitian authorities met and spoke for the first time on the issue. via | United Nations Radio

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