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.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
"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.
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?
After years of singing and producing anti-gay music, Beenie Man publicly apologized to Jamaica's gay community in a video.
Partners In Health has been an important organization in post-earthquake Haiti—a key to its success is listening to what the communities want, rather than telling them what they need.
An antibiotic-resistant bacteria emerging in New Delhi (NDM-1) is spreading fast, thanks to poor sanitation and medical tourism. It poses the risk of unstoppable infections.