End Cholera in Haiti Now!
Petition to the World Health Organization(WHO)
To be delivered to the WHO in Haiti; at the U.N., 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY; and at its World Bank office, 1889 F St., Washington, DC.
We the undersigned call on you to take the following steps immediately to eradicate cholera in Haiti and the whole island of Hispaniola:
- Universal vaccination beginning with schoolchildren in the schools
- Country-wide network of treatment centers
- Most fundamentally, a modern water & sanitation infrastructure.
Cholera is still raging in Haiti. It has infected more than half a million people, killing more than 7,400 in Haiti and more than 400 in the Dominican Republic.
U.N. MINUSTAH troops brought cholera back to Haiti in October 2010, and the U.N.’s World Health Organization, as well as other international bodies and the Haitian government, have the responsibility to act now.
ECHO is organizing this campaign in Haiti and internationally, to bring pressure on those responsible for the epidemic to act immediately.
ECHO (End Cholera in Haiti Organization): firstname.lastname@example.org