A cholera-infected patient lays on a bed at the hospital in L'Estere, about 12 miles north of Saint Marc, Haiti.

A cholera-infected patient lays on a bed at the hospital in L'Estere, about 12 miles north of Saint Marc, Haiti.

Top officials at the United Nations are acknowledging, for the first time, that their organization played a role in a cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti in 2010. The disease swept through the country as it was recovering from a catastrophic earthquake, just as the staff of the Kojo Nnamdi Show arrived to report on the disaster. Kojo considers what this acknowledgement means for the future of recovery efforts in Haiti and for the credibility of the United Nations.

Guests

  • Jonathan Katz Author, "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster" (Palgrave Macillian, 2013)
  • Dr. Joseph E. Baptiste Chairman, National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians, and co-founder of the Haitian Diaspora Federation; Medical Director, J.B Dental Implant and Reconstruction Center
  • Yves Dayiti Host, "Konbit Lakay" (WPFW, Washington, D.C.)

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