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Haiti: Making water safe to drink
November 3, 2010
By Kathleen Sands Adams
Teaching "Community Hygiene Promoters" in Port-au-Prince how to chlorinate drinking water.
After a recent cholera outbreak north of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, IRC cholera prevention activities are in full gear in 30 settlements where we work assisting some 100,000 earthquake survivors.
The unsanitary conditions in the city's camps and slums are ripe for the rapid spread of this highly contagious, water-borne disease.
The IRC's Susana Ferreira shared these photos of the IRC's environmental health team treating water in two camps where people don't have a safe supply.
You can see more recent photos of the team in action here.
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