Most Americans are unaware of Haiti's story, which began with a slave revolt and has included up-and-down relations with its giant neighbor, the United States.
Iowa doctors sense that Haitian women are willing to talk about birth control, even if many hesitate to use specific forms of it. The doctors offer it while being careful not to push too hard.
Even if you've read about Haiti, it's startling to see the stark poverty that exists just 90 minutes away from Miami.
A reporter is struck by the openness and graciousness shown by people living in some of the world's toughest situations.
John Gabin and his girlfriend, Guerda Pierre, agreed to adopt a starving 4-year-old. They already had four adults and three kids living in their one-room house, and Pierre was pregnant.
Iowa doctor sees too many well-meaning Americans offer aid that fails to last.
Countless public and private aid agencies have spent billions of dollars trying to help Haiti, but experts say little of that aid has helped the country stand on its own.
When a woman with advanced cancer arrived at their clinic, Iowa doctors and nurses could only offer pain pills and prayers.
An Iowa-based medical team chips away at Haiti's public-health problems, even as the world's attention shifts elsewhere.
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.