Sunday, January 17, 2010

If Haiti is to `build back better' by Paul Farmer

If Haiti is to `build back better' by Paul Farmer, Miami Herald, January 17, 2010
A few months ago, I joined President Clinton as a volunteer to, in his words, help Haiti ``build back better'' after a series of storms in 2008 destroyed an estimated 15 percent of already beleaguered Haiti's GDP. We had just been meeting about these efforts and a series of upcoming forums to be held in Port-au-Prince, and I was then going to join colleagues from Partners In Health in central Haiti, where I have had the good fortune to work with remarkable Haitian medical colleagues for many years. The day before our New York meeting, Port-au-Prince was flattened by an earthquake. There is not a lot left to be said, but having just returned from Port-au-Prince, there are some points worth underlining. More...

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