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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Water In The Time Of Cholera: Haiti's Most Urgent Health Problem

NPR - Morning Edition, April 12, 2012
In the teeming city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, millions of people have no reliable water supply.  Many of the underground pipes that did exist were ruptured by the 2010 earthquake. Many public water kiosks are dry.  So life for most people is a constant struggle for water. And now that cholera has invaded Haiti, safe drinking water has become Haiti's most urgent public health problem. Contaminated water is the main cause of cholera, which has sickened 530,000 Haitians since late 2010 and killed more than 7,000.

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