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The Story of Cholera

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Although largely unseen today in wealthy nations, cholera is a pressing global health concern; the World Health Organization estimates that there are 3–5 million cholera cases and over 100,000 deaths every year. Yet this acute diarrheal disease can be treated more simply than you might think. This video by Yoni Goodman and the Global Health Media Project tells the story of cholera in one village.

If you're interested in learning more about development, epidemiology, global health, and fighting diseases like cholera, try researching the work of organizations like the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UN Development Program, USAID, and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) such as Partners in Health, PATH, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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