Realistic plan for the future of Haiti?
by Amparo C. on Dec 8, 2014 | Views: 215 | Score: 3
|Access to... Potable water||Healthcare||Toilets and latrines|
|Aim in 2023||85||80||90|
% of the population in Haiti
Sources: worldbank.org, theguardian.com
The Haitian government launched in February 2013, a 10 year plan to eliminate cholera in Haiti. The aim is to limit the transmission of cholera by improving access to water, sanitation, hygiene and health care facilities for 80-90% of the Haitian population. In addition it would contribute to the reduction of waterborne diseases which is the primary cause of deaths among infants. These measures could help prevent 9.5% of all deaths in Haiti. However, experts warn these expectations are not realistic due to limited international commitment and a fragile government.