Haiti: Cholera Deaths Rise to 3,790

0 Port au Prince, Jan 15. -A total 3,790 persons have died up to last Sunday due to the cholera epidemic that hits Haiti, informed an official source. The report released by the Ministry of Public Health and Population informed that 185,012 are infected and of these, 101,016 were released after recovering from the disease. Artibonite, a northern department of

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UN: Int’l Team to Probe Origin of Cholera in Haiti

0 United Nations, Dec 18. -The United Nations is working to create an international group to identify the origins of the cholera epidemic that has spread throughout Haiti since October, a top UN official reported Thursday. UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain LeRoy said the team of scientists should be "completely independent," and its creation will be coordinated with the

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Haitian General Elections Marred by Cholera Epidemic

2 Port-au-Prince, Nov 24. -Haiti will hold its legislative and general elections on Nov. 28, but a shadow has been cast over the presidential campaigns by the cholera epidemic that is killing people every day. For the second time, the elections are at risk, given the seriousness of the since health situation. As of Nov. 19, the epidemic had taken

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Hugo Chavez Demands End of Military

2 Caracas, Nov 22. -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday demanded the withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Haiti, where a cholera epidemic has worsened the humanitarian crisis. "How long would the military occupation continue in Haiti behind the shield of the UN? With what moral authority can the Haitian people be asked to cease their protests against foreign troops? Haiti

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Cuba Reinforces Medical Brigade in Haiti

5 Havana, Nov. 14. – Cuba has reinforced its medical brigade in Haiti in a bid to be in better conditions to face up the cholera epidemic which has so far taken the lives of 800 people in that Caribbean country, said the media on Sunday. The group arrived in Port of Prince on Saturday and it is mainly formed

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WHO Predicts Worst-Case Cholera Scenario in Haiti

1 Geneva, Oct 28. -The World Health Organization (WHO) predicted a worst-case scenario for the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which has killed 284 people, it was reported here on Wednesday. Claire Lise Chaignat, a cholera expert at the WHO, said in a news conference that the epidemic had not yet reached its highest level. She also stressed the importance of

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