Vaccination campaign in Haiti is essential

Cholera’s challenge to Haiti and the world
Coalition says vaccination campaign in Haiti is essential
Press release: 31-May-2011
From: Public Library of Science, PLoS Press, press@plos.org
Debate about the public health response to Haiti’s cholera epidemic continues as the crisis enters its ninth month, with some experts arguing that a vaccination campaign in Haiti would be neither feasible nor cost-effective, and advocating putting forth other measures. In a viewpoint article published on May 31st in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, a coalition of medical and public health researchers, policymakers, and practitioners, led by Paul Farmer, cofounder of Partners In Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, argue that a universal vaccination campaign is essential to ending the crisis.
Read more: http://www.canadahaitiaction.ca/content/choleras-challenge-haiti-and-world

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