Cancer treatment in the developing world tends to be primitive or non-existent. It's not a priority for aid donors - there is a mistaken tendency to see it as a disease of the rich.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Having breast cancer here often means no care at all, or care that’s too costly for any common person to afford, or a lot of initial missteps.
Reporter William Wheeler talks about water stress from the high Himalayas to Haiti.
In Haiti, cholera isn't just a disease—it's a question of justice. Lawyers Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph pursue reparations for cholera victims through a court case filed against the UN.
Rosean Andre, a rape victim who works for KOFAVIV, an organization established by—and for—rape survivors, struggles to stay afloat in post-quake Haiti.
Riches beckon from beneath Haiti’s hills, and mining companies are hoping to lock in huge tax breaks to get at them.
Two years after the onset of cholera in Haiti, efforts to improve public health practices, such as hand-washing and drinking purified water, are paying off. Daily routines are changing—albeit slowly.
"Water poverty" is difficult to calculate and harder to conceptualize. After cholera erupted in Haiti, what does water poverty mean to Haitians in their daily life?
Partners in Health and others collaborated to provide thousands with a cholera vaccine – a little individual protection. Now, how do we keep the bacteria from reaching Haitians in the first place?
Two documentary filmmakers put pressure on the United Nations to accept the blame for Haiti's cholera outbreak—and they're doing it with a film about a young boy who loves baseball.
Health workers in Haiti struggle to prevent cholera—advocating behavioral change as well as latrines with walls. What they often find is a disconnect between knowledge and action.
Don’t let the daily routine or closing of treatment centers fool you. Cholera is here to stay in Haiti, and people have the paper to prove it.
The National Press Foundation recently awarded the Palm Beach Post's Antigone Barton a fellowship to attend the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City from August 3 to August 8.
Barton, who reported on Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean for the Pulitzer Center, is among 60 NPF fellows attending the conference and its Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS Training session, which will train reporters on the ethical implications and requirements of HIV/AIDS reporting.
"House Call in Hell," a video examining overcrowding, poor sanitation and disease in Haiti's National Penitentiary, has been selected as one of the five short documentaries from the online Current Rocks SilverDocs contest to be screened at the 2008 SilverDocs Film Festival, hosted by the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel.
The annual documentary festival honors excellence in international filmmaking and will be held at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, from June 16-23.