Today marks the three year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and the country is still struggling to rebuild in spite of the $7.5 billion dollars disbursed in official aid and contributions for post-disaster relief. Laurent Dubois is a professor at Duke University and author of the book, Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historythat talks about the country's complicated social, economic, and political history and how it can be rich again.
A hundred thousand people in Haiti are ready and waiting to get vaccinated against cholera.
The vaccine is sitting in coolers. Vaccination teams are all trained. Willing recipients are registered and entered into databases.
The impending mass vaccination project aims to show that vaccinating against cholera is feasible in Haiti. It has never been done in the midst of an ongoing cholera epidemic. So far, more than 530,000 Haitians have fallen ill with cholera, and more than 7,000 have died.