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Global Hand Washing Day: A Reflection on Water, Soap, and Infrastructure

Elizabeth Campa, director of WASH and Protection programming at our Haitian sister organization Zanmi Lasante, reflects on the importance of water, soap, and infrastructure in low-resource settings. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer Calls for Action on Climate Change

In a new editorial, Dr. Paul Farmer and colleagues write that slowing climate change is critical to protecting human rights. Read More ▸

PIH Doctor Speaks at Congressional Briefing on Cholera in Haiti

Dr. Ralph Ternier described progress and need in eliminating cholera in Haiti. Read More ▸

Three Years in, the Fight against Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Continues

With effective prevention and treatment, cholera cases have declined but still persist. Read More ▸

Reflecting on the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti, Three Years Later

Dr. Patrick Almazor, a Haitian physician with Zanmi Lasante, reflects on three years of cholera in Haiti. Read More ▸

Research on PIH Cholera Vaccination Project Released in Journal

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s special section on cholera in Haiti includes work from PIH’s Dr. Louise Ivers. Read More ▸

University Hospital Shows that Aid Done Right in Haiti Improves Lives

Pragmatically, a human rights approach works better because it confronts difficult, interconnected problems with significant solutions, not small, cheap interventions. Read More ▸

Cholera Cases Spike in Haiti as Rains Begin

Cholera cases are up this year over last, and the rains have begun, threatening to make a bad situation worse. Read More ▸

A Look inside Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic

Haiti's spring rains begin in mid-April. Wet weather brings a sharp increase in waterborne illnesses, such as cholera. With a patient count already significantly higher this year than last, Dr. Thelisma Heber and the Mirebalais cholera treatment center staff brace themselves for a difficult season.

New York Times Op-Ed: A Chance to Right a Wrong in Haiti

Evidence shows that the United Nations was largely, though not wholly, responsible for an outbreak of cholera that has subsequently killed some 8,000 Haitians and sickened 646,000 more since October 2010. Read More ▸


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