For lawyers Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph, cholera in Haiti isn’t just a deadly disease—it is a question of justice. Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, lacks a water and sanitation infrastructure that would have prevented the spread of cholera, a disease that hadn't been seen in the country for decades until it was allegedly re-introduced by United Nations peacekeeping troops.

A case filed against the United Nations to pursue reparations for the victims of the disease has gone nowhere fast, but Concannon and Joseph say they will not let the case disappear.


Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.


November 12, 2013 /
Meghan Dhaliwal, Jason Hayes
At Boston University student fellowships for reporting help humanize diverse global public health issues, from discrimination toward gays in Kenya to child marriage in Nepal.
October 31, 2013 /
Tomas van Houtryve, Meghan Dhaliwal
A Pulitzer Center grantee photographer, two staff members and a local broadcast producer will appear on a panel at McKinley Technology High School to speak on the importance of mass media education.