Call for targeted investments in cholera-prone areas

January 25, 2013

"'Cholera is not just an emergency and humanitarian issue," said Jessica Dunoyer, an ACF cholera expert who worked in the two countries during the latest epidemic. 'It is an issue for the development community.' With respect to water access, she said that given the Millennium Development Goal (full report) of halving the number of people lacking access to safe water, there is often an emphasis on the number of people covered, while considerations such as an area being a cholera hotbed may not sufficiently guide selection."