UN Admits Role in Haiti Cholera Epidemic
In August, the United Nations admitted its role in starting Haiti’s 2010 cholera epidemic, which killed an estimated 10,000 people and sickened thousands more.
During the height of the outbreak, Project Medishare distributed water purification tablets, conducted education and prevention campaigns, and operated a cholera treatment center in partnership with Zanmi Lasante in the Central Plateau.
Cholera still remains an issue in Haiti today – especially in rural communities. Through Project Medishare’s community health program, we continue to educate communities about the dangers of cholera, and produce and distribute chlorine to help prevent the spread of the disease.
As a result of our efforts, there have been fewer cases of cholera in the communities where we work than in surrounding areas.
For more information about how Project Medishare has been fighting cholera in Haiti, check out the news articles and blog posts below. To help us continue fighting, make a donation today. Give now.
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Miami Doctors In Haiti Race To Fight Cholera Outbreak
Project Medishare joins Partners in Health in setting up cholera treatment center in Mirebalais