Funding for Cholera Effort Key for Development in Haiti: UNICEF

23 Aug 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
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Funding to prevent the spread of cholera in Haiti is crucial to development in the country, Marc Vincent, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative for Haiti, said last week.To achieve the ultimate goal of eliminating the water-borne disease from the island "... we need to continue working on the rapid response mechanisms, and we need to ensure that the long-term access to sanitation and water eventually covers all the country,” Vincent told the UN News Center.But “we need predictable funding,” he said. “Since humanitarian funding is of a short duration, it is so difficult to know from one year to the next how much money you will be able to plan for...

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