“On August 19th, the Secretary-General announced a new approach to cholera in Haiti. The Secretary-General is actively working to develop a proposal on material assistance and support to those most directly affected by the cholera epidemic. At the same time, the UN, in partnership with the Haitian Government, is intensifying its support to treating and reducing cholera, and ultimately ending the transmission of the disease. This can be achieved by building durable access to water, sanitation and health systems, and by investing in those long-term solutions now.
The Secretary-General aims to present this plan to the General Assembly in the period ahead. The Secretary-General believes that these efforts can succeed with strong political will and financial support from Member States and all those invested in Haiti’s future.”
The one page summary of the UN’s revised approach to cholera in Haiti can be found here.