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Santo Domingo.– The Dominican Republic will launch Wednesday a strategic plan of action to speed up the eradication of the cholera outbreak affecting the country and neighboring Haiti.

According to health minister Bautista Rojas, the initiative will involve the Dominican government through the Public Health Ministry, the Haitian authorities, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as cooperation agencies, non-governmental and international organizations.

The event will place in the National Palace’s Salon de Las Cariatides (Cariatides Hall) at 9:00 am, with the presence of President Leonel Fernandez and his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly.

"The the joint work of the Haitian and Dominican authorities has the goal of making cholera no longer endemic to the island of Hispaniola in the short to medium term," Bautista Rojas pointed out.

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9 comment(s)
Written by: Mart1n, 9 Jan 2012 11:03 AM
From: Dominican Republic, North coast
It has taken this long to agree to do something. It is no wonder it take so long to get anything done in these countries
Written by: RobertoJose, 9 Jan 2012 11:16 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
How can they eradicate cholera if there isn't any adequate plumbing.

How can they eradicate cholera if when you dive in the river head first, you come up with a diaper on your head.

How can they eradicate cholera if the streets overflow with rain water that spills into the barrios

Until the infrastructure is updated this will be an ongoing battle that will require tons of financing and will be considered as a CASH-COW to all corrupt official, then loans will have to be taken to then have the snakes in on it again.....

Leonel must go to jail and charged as a criminal
Written by: CarlosFranco, 9 Jan 2012 11:23 AM
From: United States, Brooklyn

I hope all these help we're giving the haitians will shut up the global community!

Written by: WalterPolo, 9 Jan 2012 12:10 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Lie'o'Nell is so creative he can turn even cholera into a business.

Without R and D like drug companies.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 9 Jan 2012 12:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
Which one of the two is more good for nothing?
Written by: RoyStone, 9 Jan 2012 5:42 PM
From: Australia
Yes, good to get rid of Cholera, but what about Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, Typhoid Fever, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, African Trypanosomiasis, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever , Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya, Leptospirosis, Schistosomiasis, Lassa fever, Meningococcal meningitis and Rabies all still found in the Dominican Republic? Also Diabetes is a big problem here.
Written by: RoyStone, 9 Jan 2012 5:44 PM
From: Australia
Still far more Dominicans die from road-accidents or murders than all of the above.
Written by: xwill7, 9 Jan 2012 7:44 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
Some posters on this site have been drinking unfiltered water...Too much caca coming out of their mouths
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