Monday, February 27, 2012

toujou bwe dlo trete?

wash your hands with clean water and soap
prevent cholera
I just read an interesting blog post - or perhaps an article included in it, I'm not quite sure - on the water and cholera situation in Cite Soleil, one of the more desperate areas near Port-au-Prince.

Here is the link:
always drink treated water

I see signs, billboards, and banners everywhere advising people to wash their hands with soap and water, to drink and wash their fruit and vegetables with treated water, and so forth.  It might be helpful.  They are certainly trying.  As a matter of fact, they do a great job here with public service announcements, much better than in the States. 
always wash all fruit and vegetables with treated water

However, as the interviews in the article above show, if you don't have a cent, you certainly aren't going to be able to afford Clorox (which is what we add to water here for everything.. more on that another time) or other water treatment. 
always treat all water you use with clorox tablets

I wish there were an easy solution.  Water is so basic - without clean water, not much else works well.

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