[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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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” . 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” , as participating countries will reduce progressively the amount of global annual emission of greenhouse gases emitting into the atmosphere.The Climate Change Project: Coming Soon!
The concept of sustainable development, as defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development, entails a comprehensive understanding of the "third world" needs to access appropriate resources to combat morbidity and reduce mortality, while promoting endogenous democracy, human dignity, environmental justice among other relevant principles. However, many of these determinants are rooted into some of the most industrialized/developed societies' urban marginalized communities, which impede many from aspiring towards individual and collective changes. Learn More
While thousands of souls perished and their corpses barely buried, the earthquake did also widen the socio-political and economic gap in Haiti. Many of those who committed to uplift the spirit of the c...ountry looked and walked backward towards corruption, impunity and self-obsession, like Lot's wife looking back at Sodom. Learn More