Last week, after five years of denial, the UN acknowledged a role in the outbreak of cholera in Haiti. Writes Cornell Press author Ralph R. Frerichs in an op-ed published today in the Boston Globe: “Unforgivably, the UN has not supplied enough funding to keep the mobile teams active and the supplies available to smother the epidemic”—something that Frerichs argues lies well within the realm of possibility. In this essay, he outlines what must be done now to save lives still at risk during this ongoing health crisis.
Read an excerpt of Ralph R. Frerichs’s book Deadly River: Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti on our blog. More information on on this title can be found on our website.