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.
"Voices of Haiti," the second in the Pulitzer Center's series of iBooks on issues that matter, is now available. Visit the iTunes store to download a free sample or purchase the full book.
In Haiti's Cité Soleil, a poor water and sanitation infrastructure leaves a community at constant risk for water-borne illnesses.
The gold is gold for whom? Haiti looks to be home to vast gold deposits. Much needed wealth for the hemisphere's poorest nation -- or an opening to external exploitation?
Fifteen thousand Haitians filed a suit against the United Nations demanding cholera reparations. Seven months later, the case still sits idle. What can they do now?
There's a new gold rush under way in northern Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries. Critics fear that it's foreign mining companies, not the people of Haiti, who are likely to benefit most.