Four million people were made homeless by the typhoon that hit the Philippines this month and are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases such as cholera. Cholera is endemic there and a lack of safe drinking water, poor sanitation, and crowded conditions make the region ripe for an outbreak. (Read story.)
Recognizing the value of having the The Story of Cholera available in Tagalog—the national language of the Philippines—Carole Parker (GHMP Board member) immediately responded by organizing the effort in the San Francisco Bay area. Read more.