MINUSTAH AND CHOLERA IN HAITI

December 2017 | Posted by: M. Medozile | 780 comments

[By M. Medozile] - In 2010, UNSMH’s soldiers from Nepal brought cholera to Haiti. Medical journals and other scientific sources have reported that despite its poor public health infrastructure and policies, there was no clinical evidence of cholera in Haiti before 2010. On October 21, 2010, the first case of Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1, serotype Ogawa, biotype El Tor was diagnosed in Haiti. On October 27, 2010, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported a total of 4,722 cholera cases and 303 deaths. By November 14, 2010, MSPP reported a daily average of 688 hospitalizations and 42 deaths; 19 of the deaths came from the Nord Department and 15 from the Artibonite Department.

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Climate Change: I wished someone listened...

March 2016 | Posted by: M. Medozile | 20987 comments

Numerous repeated and ongoing environmental, ecological and socio-economic issues throughout the world have been evidently associated with climate change [1, 2]. In 2015, in Paris, members of the Conference of the Parties recognized that “climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires the widest possible cooperation by all countries, and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response” [2]. The focal point of the agreement was to develop a global, multilateral mechanism to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels by 2020” [2], as participating countries will reduce progressively the amount of global annual emission of greenhouse gases emitting into the atmosphere.

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