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Governments call on WHO to improve cholera control

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 26 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d513
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

Governments want the World Health Organization to take the lead on measures to control and prevent cholera, in response to the ongoing outbreak of the disease in Haiti.

At its meeting last week in Geneva WHO’s governing executive board said that cholera “is not being adequately addressed despite its prevalence in epidemic form in many areas.” Member states called on WHO’s head, Margaret Chan, to respond “expeditiously and effectively” to the needs of nations affected by or at risk of cholera outbreaks.

The board …

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