US Has Opportunity to Focus on Improving Water, Sanitation in Haiti to Fight Cholera: CSIS

11 Sep 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON, DC, United States

The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a report released last week by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).The report, “Water and Sanitation in the Time of Cholera: Sustaining Progress on Water, Sanitation and Health in Haiti,” identifies concrete ways the United States can support Haitian efforts, based on Haiti’s own national plan and the vision of the Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola, formed by the Pan American Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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