Haiti: after the quake – preventing disease

Emergencies article written on the 17 Jan 2011

For the past 12 months, Oxfam has been working in earthquake-affected areas of Haiti to provide clean water and sanitation as a means to prevent serious outbreaks of disease.

Oxfam has built latrines and bathing stalls, and provided basic necessities, such as soap and toothbrushes to thousands of people living temporarily in camps, and is extending these services to hundreds of thousands more at risk of cholera.

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