Fighting Cholera: A Daily Battle in Haiti
The start of the rainy season in the Caribbean brings a reminder that the work of improving public health in vulnerable countries is a daily grind that goes on long after the media spotlight has shifted elsewhere after a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. Nowhere is that more true than in Haiti, where local health workers and their international partners face a constant struggle to prevent and contain cholera outbreaks.
Helping Indonesia’s Health Workers Through a Crisis
Ibu Rizka is trained for the worst. She has seen patients in their darkest hours and endured the agony of searching for colleagues who don’t report to work after disasters, their fates unknown. Now, the Indonesian emergency room nurse and Disaster and Crisis Management Coordinator is coping with the aftermath of more tragedy, following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi on September 28.