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Humanosphere Podcast Discusses Water’s Role In Global Development, Other Public Health Issues

Humanosphere: Water’s critical role in the fight against poverty: Peter Gleick In this podcast, Gabe Spitzer of KPLU speaks to Peter Gleick, director and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, about how water is “critical to making progress against poverty, for economic justice, human development, and … environmental sustainability.” Also during…

Cholera, Climate Change, Returning Emigrants Contribute To Haiti’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N. Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: U.N. “Climate change, cholera, and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the U.N. warned. The impoverished Caribbean nation is facing a deluge of problems, pushing an already vulnerable population…

The Atlantic Examines Haiti’s Ongoing Cholera Epidemic

The Atlantic: Haiti’s Unstoppable Outbreak “…[Since 2010,] cholera has killed nearly 9,000 Haitians. More than 730,000 people have been infected. It is the worst outbreak of the disease, globally, in modern history. Hundreds of emergency and development workers have been working alongside the Haitian government for five years, trying to…

More Than 150 Haitian-American Groups, VIPs Sign Letter Urging U.N., U.S. To Support Compensation For Haitian Cholera Victims

Miami Herald: Haitian groups sign cholera letter, head of U.N. campaign ends tenure “More than 150 Haitian-American organizations and prominent personalities including Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat and Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul have signed a letter urging U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Secretary of State John Kerry to clear the…

Eliminating Cholera In Haiti Continues To Prove Challenging

Mosaic Science: Why can’t we stop cholera in Haiti? “…Cholera, it is often said, is a symptom of poverty. Cholera loves chaos. Haiti, home to both chaos and poverty, is a place where cholera thrives. … In the National Plan to Eliminate Cholera, the country’s sanitation is described as ‘practically…