After a year, threefold spikes in cholera infections in Haiti

A year after the cholera outbreak, the infection has sickened close to half a million Haitians, and experts fear that the number of dead may reach 10,000 by the end of the year. It is, says Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, “far and away the biggest epidemic in the world right now.”

According to a new article by Eve Conant at The Daily Beast, there are only 40 organizations working to fight cholera in Haiti today, down from 128 in January. With the possibility of large-scale vaccinations still frustratingly remote, it is more important than ever that we maintain our efforts to improve Haiti’s water and sanitation infrastructure.

— The International Action Team