Haiti Cholera Challenge Failed

The cholera outbreak that has killed 3,600 people in Haiti since October 2010 (the cholera death toll in Haiti rose to 4,549, Haitian Health authorities said on Wednesday) has not been suppressed

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Anti-UN Protests Spread As Haitians Die Without Aid

Protests against United Nations troops spread to the capital of Port-au-Prince Thursday as growing numbers of Haitians were dying of cholera in the absence of significant aid from the UN or other relief agencies. Read more of this post

Haitians Barricades Streets Continued In Protest Of UN Source Of Cholera Outbreak

Protests are continuing in Haiti over the cholera outbreak that has now killed more than 1,100 people and infected some 17,000. Read more of this post

Haiti Cholera Epidemic Claims 138 Deaths

Haitian President Rene Preval said on Friday cholera had killed at least 138 people in the quake-hit country’s central region and his government was taking measures to contain the epidemic. Read more of this post

Photo Of The Year

 Photo credit: The Indepedent

The year 2008 ends with a cholera edpidemic in Zimbabwe yet to be brought under control. Infecting nearly 24,000 people and causing some 3000 deaths  so far, the disease has spread across the southern African country. Locked in a bitter power struggle with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Mugabe’s country faces a broken sewerage system contaminating known and newly dug wells.

The above photo shows a man pushing his relative in a wheelbarrow to a Cholera Polyclinic, where victims of cholera are being treated in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Cholera is caused by contaminated food or water and can lead quickly to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given.

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