November 22, 2010

With less than a week to go before presidential elections in Haiti, aid agencies are struggling to contain a growing cholera epidemic on the island. At least 1,250 Haitians have now died of cholera and thousands more are infected with the disease, which is spreading through the capital Port-au-Prince and other parts of the country. Host Allison Keyes speaks with Associated Press reporter Jonathan Katz and the executive director of Doctors without Borders USA, Sophie Delaunay, about the epidemic and its impact on Sunday’s polls.With less than a week to go before presidential elections in Haiti, aid agencies are struggling to contain a growing cholera epidemic on the island. At least 1,250 Haitians have now died of cholera and thousands more are infected with the disease, which is spreading through the capital Port-au-Prince and other parts of the country. Host Allison Keyes speaks with Associated Press reporter Jonathan Katz and the executive director of Doctors without Borders USA, Sophie Delaunay, about the epidemic and its impact on Sunday’s polls.

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