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  •  thank you for pointing this out (7+ / 0-)

    there are often cholera outbreaks (euphemistcally sometimes called Acute Watery Diarrhea for political reasons) in the capital cities of countries where I've been posted.  It's a matter of poverty and lack of investment in sanitation and water treatment.  We have seen it's possible to drastically reduce mortality from cholera, we just have to be willing to as a global community.  

    (Sadly, in Kathmandu no longer.)

    by American in Kathmandu on Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 09:30:46 PM PST

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    •  Countries with corrupt governments do (2+ / 0-)
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      not build the needed infrastructure to insure safe water. I don't think it has to do with lack of money, just lack of will.

      Why is it taking the government of Haiti from doing the minimal needed to begin cleanup. I know other countries have not sent all the money that was pledged, but can you really blame them for not wanting to pad the pockets of the elite with no or little funds going to where they were intended.

      There seems to be little organization. So the people got tents and some food. Progress seems to have stopped at that point.

      It's disgusting. After WWII the germans began clearing the ruble by hand and with carts. Why can't the people of Haiti do the same? Why can't they be paid to do it? Develop a massive workforce to rebuild.

      It's the Supreme Court, Stupid (even in an off year election!)

      by auapplemac on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 12:21:07 AM PST

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