Haiti: UN strategy for people, areas affected by cholera

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David Nabarro. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Reducing the impact of cholera and supporting people and communities affected by the disease is the goal of a new UN approach in Haiti, where more than 9,000 deaths have occurred since a 2010 outbreak.

Cholera is spread through contaminated food and water and it is feared that the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, particularly in the south-west of the country, could spark further cases.

The strategy was presented to ambassadors in New York ahead of the UN Secretary-General's visit to Haiti this past weekend.

Cristina Silveiro asked the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Dr David Nabarro, to outline its components.

Duration: 4'36"

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