Haiti Captured By Cholera

October 22nd, 2010 by INMED

Haiti Captured By Cholera

 

This week reports out of Haiti describe the spreading of cholera epidemic. A prototypical disease of poverty, cholera is the end result of extreme lapses in sanitation and water protection. Cholera is an infection virtually unknown under any other circumstances. Nine months have passed since Haiti’s earthquake. On one hand it’s reassuring that cholera has not emerged until now. But on the other hand, how troubling that infrastructure is still not in place to prevent such a preventable epidemic. This week INMED launched our new Disaster Medicine Management self-paced course. This resource is ideal for healthcare professionals who are passionate about not only disaster response, but also about meaningful disaster recovery – efforts that could well prevent this new bout of suffering in Haiti.

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