Health and Haiti's Cholera Outbreak

Health and Haiti's Cholera Outbreak

We get an update on measures being taken to prevent the spread of cholera across Haiti.

Flooding after Hurricane Tomas threatens to derail efforts to contain a cholera outbreak. We'll get the latest news on what's being done to prevent the spread of that disease and learn more about access to clean drinking water in Haiti.

Guests

Carleene Dei

USAID Country Director for Haiti

Wesley Laine

Program Manager, International Action

Julie Sell

Spokesperson, American Red Cross in Haiti

Laura Cabahug

Shock Trauma Nurse, University of Maryland

Wilfrid Cadet, MD

Deputy Chief of Party for Health, Catholic Relief Services in Haiti

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Haiti's Health Care Professionals

Dr. Wilfred Cadet, MD, the Deputy Chief of Party for Health for Catholic Relief Services in Haiti, talks about how life - and medical care - changed forever in the country in the 35 seconds it took for the January 2010 earthquake to devastate Port-au-Prince:

University of Maryland shock/trauma nurse Laura Cabahug talks about traveling to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake to help treat victims. Cabahug talks about the work she and others have been doing to ensure sustainability of organized, safe care in the country as it rebuilds:

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