"They came with cholera when they were tired of killing us with bullets": Community perceptions of the 2021 origin of Haiti's cholera epidemic

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In 2010 following a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti saw the beginning of what would become the world's largest cholera epidemic. Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers were later implicated as the source of the cholera. Our research Haitian community beliefs and perceptions, six and a half years after the outbreak began, regarding the origin of the outbreak. A narrative capture tool was used to record micronarratives of Haitian participants surrounding ten United Nations bases across Haiti. Seventy-seven micronarratives focusing on cholera were selected for further analysis from a larger dataset.


Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Public Health
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Feb 2021