Through their eyes, children transmit the strength and hope to continue to work for their health and that of their families. In Haiti, the cholera outbreak has affected nearly half a million people and claimed the lives of more than 6,600 in 2010 and 2011 shortly after the earthquake. Officials from the Pan American Health Organization, governments, organizations and institutions until this day work to mitigate the impact of the disease.
The director of the Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses, emphasizes that the provision of safe water and sanitation is critical to reducing the impact of cholera and other waterborne diseases. “We really need action on potable water, safe food, education, and building a solid water and sanitation infrastructure in Haiti,” said Dr. Roses.