Investment in Haiti critical in fighting cholera epidemic – BNamericas

Foreign investment in Haiti’s water and sanitation systems is critical in order to eliminate the deadly spread of cholera and mitigate other serious illnesses in the country, according to the United Nations.

Haiti needs to invest US$310mn in water, sanitation and health to save lives and prevent cholera in high prevalence zones over the next three years, according to a study by the World Bank and Haiti government.

The country has had the most cholera cases in the world for over three years in a row. In October 2010, a deadly outbreak of the virus began which originated from an Asian strain common in Nepal, where hundreds of UN peacekeepers in Haiti came from. via – BNamericas


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