"I feel tremendous regret and sorrow at the profound suffering of Haitians affected by cholera. The time has come for a new approach to ease their plight and better their lives. This is our firm and enduring moral responsibility.
We are now developing a package of material assistance to those most directly affected, and intensifying efforts to build sound water, sanitation and health systems — the best long-term defence against the disease. This work cannot succeed without strong political and financial support from Member States."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, address to the UN General Assembly, 20 September 2016
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs General Assembly on Haiti
Incidence of cholera has gone down by 90 per cent in Haiti since the outbreak in 2010.
Because cholera is, to a large extent, a disease of poverty, it remains a problem while there is poverty in Haiti, Mourad Wahba of Egypt, Deputy Special Representative for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) told the UN News Centre.