The Madeleine Brand Show for January 11, 2011

Haiti one year later: challenges to public health

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A Haitian woman sits by a cross January 10, 2011 in Duvillon.

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. The quake killed over 200,000 people and left 1 million people homeless. Last fall, a cholera outbreak killed thousands more. Do Haitians have access to treatment and care? How has the island nation's medical infrastructure responded to these public health crises? Dr. David Walton is the deputy chief of Partners in Health's mission in Haiti.

Founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners in Health is a nonprofit that operates 15 hospitals and clinics in Haiti.


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