Haiti and DR will receive US$28.1 million to fight cholera
Washington.– An international coalition pledged US$28.1 million to help eliminate cholera from the Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced Friday.
The support includes 20 million from the World Bank, 5 million from UNICEF and 3.1 million from PAHO and World Health Organization. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it would launch a donation drive.
According to health officials, over 657,000 people have fallen ill and more than 8,000 people have died from cholera since it was likely introduced to Haiti by U.N. troops in 2010. More than 30,000 people have fallen ill and 440 have died in the Dominican Republic.
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