Itâ€™s the eternal quandary of thinking about the intersection of international politics and global health: where does Elton John fit in? We now have an answer. Itâ€™s where we try to understand issues of moral and legal responsibility of an international organization. About a month ago, I wrote about cholera and global health. One of the reasons cholera is such a big issue is because of the ongoing outbreak in Haitiâ€”the worst in recent history, and one that we can directly trace to the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in October. Natural disasters can obviously disrupt the sanitation systems that keep cholera from spreading. Haitiâ€™s cholera outbreak is different, though; the disease came to the country with UN peacekeepers from Nepal. The soldiersâ€™ untreated waste went into open pools, where it easily leaked into important waterways and spread to a population already grappling with a lack of sanitation infrastructure.
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|Publication status||Published - 2016|