On World Health Day, demand action for victims of cholera in Haiti
April 7 is World Health Day. Over the week, we've been sharing stories about cholera in Haiti, and calling on the UN and UN member states to honor their commitment to provide $400 million for cholera control and prevention. Please join us.
Cholera in Haiti
Cholera, which had not previously existed in Haiti, was introduced to the country by UN peacekeepers after the earthquake in 2010.
From MCC Haiti: A forgotten epidemic
From IJDH: VIDEO: Baseball in the time of cholera
From the New York Times: Cholera deaths in Haiti could far exceed official count
The UN and Cholera in Haiti
The UN acknowledged their role in causing Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic in 2016. The UN has committed to providing $400 million for cholera control and prevention in Haiti, but as of now, member states have contributed less than 5% of the promised funds.
From MCC Washington Office: Let justice roll down like (clean) waters
From MCC Haiti and the Huffington Post: How the UN is failing Haitian cholera victims
From the New York Times: UN apologizes for role in Haiti's 2010 cholera outbreak
From MCC Haiti: The UN's crucial cholera admission
From MCC: Haitian cholera victims tell the UN to "Face Justice"
Natural Disasters and Cholera
Cholera is a waterborne disease, and cases spike when infected material is washed into water sources after natural disasters like hurricanes and tropical storms.
From MCC UN: MCC calls on the UN to eliminate cholera in Haiti
From MCC Haiti: Hurricane Matthew and cholera: a race against time
From MCC Haiti: Fighting cholera and supporting farmers
From Partners in Health: A mission to stop cholera in Haiti
Responding to Cholera in Haiti
MCC is responding to cholera in Haiti by supporting communities in building life-saving latrines to keep water sources clean. We've seen zero cases of cholera in communities where these latrines have been built. MCC also supported rehabilitation of a cholera treatment center in the Verrettes department of the Artibonite, an area that sees some of the highest rates of cholera in the country.
From MCC Haiti: VIDEO: Where there is no road
From MCC Haiti: How we're fighting cholera in Haiti
From MCC Haiti: Lifesaving latrines
From MCC Haiti: Life-changing latrines
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- Learn what's at stake and where your country stands
- On #WorldHealthDay it’s time for the @UN to follow through on #cholerajustice for #Haiti #HealthForAll
- There’s no better time than #WorldHealthDay to take action for #cholerajustice in #Haiti. There’s still a long way to go to reach @UN goal of $400 million.
- Thanks @<insert your Rep here> for including funding to address cholera in #Haiti in the budget! On #WorldHealthDay we continue to seek #HealthForAll #cholerajustice