UN Special Coordinator: “Let´s not forget the cholera in Haiti” – UNRIC

“I fear that the enormous progress we have made leads people to believe that the problem has been resolved. It is not resolved. Every day 30 people are infected,” says UN Assistant Secretary-General Pedro Medrano Rojas on the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Mr. Medrano, who was appointed Special Coordinator on this issue in 2013, is visiting Geneva, Oslo and Brussels this week 10-14 November to rally support to the response to the epidemic. Since October 2010, the epidemic has affected more than 707,000 people and claimed over 8,600 lives.Mr. Medrano says that the world´s attention has, understandably, been drawn to the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa, which has been qualified as one of the most urgent global health issues in recent times. via UNRIC


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