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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:32 AM

UN Requests Two Billion USD to Fight Cholera in Haiti

Source: Prensa Latina News Agency

United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations called on the international community today to contribute two billion USD to fund a new Haitian government plan to wipe out cholera transmission in ten years.

The call, made by the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization, is focused on heavy investment in water and sanitation, according to a document distributed in the UN headquarters in New York.

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At least 1,500 cases of cholera still register in Haiti every week, according to PAHO.


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Reply UN Requests Two Billion USD to Fight Cholera in Haiti (Original post)
dipsydoodle Mar 2013 OP
AverageMe Mar 2013 #1
L0oniX Mar 2013 #2
bigworld Mar 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Mar 2013 #4
octothorpe Mar 2013 #8
dipsydoodle Mar 2013 #9
octothorpe Mar 2013 #10
octothorpe Mar 2013 #11
dipsydoodle Mar 2013 #12
jsr Mar 2013 #5
leftynyc Mar 2013 #6
octothorpe Mar 2013 #7
Posteritatis Mar 2013 #13

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 08:40 AM

1. I live in the Dominican Republic, Haiti's neighbor

 

The government there is extremely corrupt. Any money given to it in order to solve the problem will just disappear, and never serve the purpose for which it was given. Any help must be given through non-governmental organizations.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:56 AM

2. 2 billion??? WTF? It costs that much? Let me guess ...99% of it goes somewhere else. n/t

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:05 PM

3. That's $200,000 per person in Haiti?

Is my math correct?

2,000,000,000,000 ($2 billion) divided by 10,000,000 (population of Haiti) = $200,000 per person?

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Response to bigworld (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:11 PM

4. You've used a European billion.

Its 200 / person using a US billion.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:16 PM

8. Lol European billion... wtf?

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Response to octothorpe (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:21 PM

9. I meant the originally defined billion

which was a million million as opposed to current thousand million.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:22 PM

10. Really? I need to look this up, because I never heard of this.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:24 PM

11. Whooa

http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/how-many-is-a-billion

I didn't know this. Thanks to you, I've learned something new today. I feel like I should have known this though.

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Response to octothorpe (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 04:34 PM

12. We learn from each other

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:17 PM

5. Somebody is going to have a huge Swiss bank account

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:28 PM

6. Didn't the UN bring the

cholera to Haiti? And now they want the US to bail them out?

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:11 PM

7. Not just the US, but the international community.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 06:23 PM

13. Way to read the article. (nt)

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