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Deadly River: Cholera Time Bomb Thrives in Haiti's Electoral Toxic Soup

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.04.2016 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Image courtesy of Deadly River If you see something, say something. Don't get excited. I am not writing about your next- door neighbor operating a we...

Why The Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day In Court

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.30.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

One out of every fourteen Haitians has been infected with cholera. They deserve an official forum to examine why this happened and who is responsible.

Stepping up the fight to end cholera and chikungunya outbreaks in Mandera County, Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

"An MSF assisted cholera treatment center in Mandera, Kenya". June 03, 2016 - Photo credit : @unfpaken Mandera's double whammy, the concurrent outb...

Has Haiti's Cholera Epidemic Become a Permanent Problem?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Ten months a massive earthquake, Haiti was stricken with an outbreak of cholera, a deadly diarrheal disease. Though the number of cholera cases has decreased from a peak of approximately 25,000 cases per month, it is likely that thousands are still falling ill.

General Assembly's Recognition of the Human Right to Sanitation Should Prompt Action In Haiti

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Beatrice Lindstrom

Co-authored with Sienna Merope-Synge Last month, the UN General Assembly took an important step forward in promoting access to adequate sanitation,...

Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Mark Schuller

Six years ago the world wept with Haiti, and along with our tears came one of the most generous humanitarian responses in history.

On Human Rights Day, Haitians Have A Message for the UN

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Beatrice Lindstrom

UN peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti in 2010 by discharging untreated human waste into Haiti's largest river. Haiti now has the world's worst cholera epidemic - over 9,000 people have died and over 760,000 have sought hospital care.

The Deadly Cholera Book of Numbers Swells in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There are many shackles still attached to the Haitian people. International meddling has tightened them, but cholera should surely be one of the easiest to loosen and break. It is the least the international community can do. It requires will, a moral stance and a sincere apology.

100 years of Occupation in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti, occupying the country for 19 years. Several have argued that the U.S. has never stopped occupying Haiti, even as military boots left in 1934.

INFOGRAPHIC: How the U.N. is Failing Haitian Cholera Victims

Ted Oswald | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Ted Oswald

Haiti is a few months away from the five-year anniversary of the introduction of cholera because of the United Nations' systematic negligence in leaking contaminated human waste into Haitian waterways.

My Hope for Nepal

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

In the days since the earthquake, through salty tears and a jolt that has nothing to do with an earthquake, I have realized the depth of my attachment to Nepal. Embarking on my global adventures, I failed to realize until now, how large a part of my heart I had left at home.

What It Will Take To Finally End Cholera In Haiti

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cholera will continue to kill and infect Haitians as long as they...

UN Cholera Plan for Haiti Must Choose Justice Over Charity

Ted Oswald | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Ted Oswald

Securing water and sanitation infrastructure for Haiti is ultimately about fulfilling obligations and respecting human rights, areas where the UN can, and should, be demonstrating leadership.

Clean Water and Strong Institutions for Haiti

Pedro Medrano Rojas | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Pedro Medrano Rojas

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has highlighted the international community's historic lack of attention to water and sanitation. Water and sanitation coverage in Haiti has stagnated for decades and is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere, far behind the average of other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zeke Stokes

I grew up in an age in which contracting HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. But it's no longer the case so long as someone is tested, diagnosed, and receives a continuum of treatment. In the U.S., we are currently missing the mark by a mile.

Don't Forget Cholera

Pedro Medrano Rojas | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Pedro Medrano Rojas

Both cholera and Ebola have had limited reach when confronting strong public health infrastructure. Lacking these, Haiti and the Ebola-affected countries must respond to outbreaks while keeping site of the future. Ebola is a reminder that the job in Haiti is not done.

Plague Plots - Dispatches from Gabriel García Márquez

Joseph Cooper | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can the accounts and depictions transmitted by Love in the Time of Cholera help us cope with Ebola?

History Proves Travel Bans Are Based On Fear, Not Facts

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

On October 16, more than 40 members of Congress went on record seeking a travel ban against individuals from Ebola-afflicted West Africa, despite caut...

Young People Use Gorgeous Instagram Pics To Show There's More To Haiti Than Poverty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

If you ask Paola Mathé, Instagram isn't just for shameless selfies and pics of delicious foods -- it's a great way to change negative perceptions of ...

LOOK: The Toll Of Cholera, in 1832 And In 2010

Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sonia Shah, Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting Ebola may be the latest never-before-seen pathogen spreading out of control in impoverished comm...

A Plea For Help For South Sudan

Keira Knightley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Keira Knightley

You hear these stories all the time in Africa -- the brutality, the never-ending death and starvation. It's easy to become immune. And then you meet someone like Rebecca. She says she misses the way her husband made her laugh; she misses the way he held her and you think -- you're just like me. That's what I'd say about my husband. She says she can't think about him now because her heart will break, and she has to keep going for her children.

After the Earthquake: Cholera in Haiti and How You Can Help

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Jacob Moore

Access to clean water is essential to the prevention and treatment of cholera, in order to prevent the ingestion of waterborne bacteria and the contamination of food due to preparation with unsanitary water.

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

In the Time of Cholera

Adam C. Levine | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Adam C. Levine

Like a host of other diseases that only strike poor people living in poor countries, cholera is not something that people born and raised in wealthy countries spend much time thinking about.

Film Fatal Assistance Spotlights Colossal Aid Failure in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Fatal Assistance ably demonstrates the folly and damage caused by swarms of NGO's and Hollywood do-gooders that completely ignored the root causes of Haiti's problems pre and post earthquake.