Media coverage on the challenges and accomplishments two years after a massive earthquake struck Haiti.
Thursday, January 12, marked the second anniversary of the 7.0 earthquake that leveled the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas. One of the ways we remember this natural disaster that killed hundreds of thousands, injured countless and sent one of the poorest countries in the world into even deeper poverty is through the stories of the people, communities and institutions affected by that event.
Across PIH’s website and social media, we are gathering updates about those who were injured on that day, assessing the work we’ve accomplished in Haiti, while also looking forward to the work that still needs to occur. But capturing a fuller picture of where Haiti is two years out requires listening to and learning from other NGOs, government sources, news outlets, and, most importantly, the people of Haiti.
On this page we are collecting links to various news stories printed on and around January 12, a day for remembering, for reporting on achievements and for taking a serious and critical examination of the many gaps in care and aid that still exist.
USAID's Shaw assesses pace of Haiti recovery
NPR, January 12, 2012
Many Haitians have left the tent camps and much of the rubble has been removed from the streets since Haiti's 2010 earthquake. Yet questions remain about the flow and efficacy of international aid to the country.
Haiti's long road to recovery
PRI's The World, January 12, 2012
This has been a solemn day for Haiti. The small island nation is marking the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated so many lives there.
Sean Penn talks Haiti recovery
Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, January 12, 2012
Anderson Cooper talks to Sean Penn about his work in Haiti, and the progress and obstacles in the effort to recover from the 2010 earthquake.
Haiti struggles to 'build back better' two years after earthquake
Christian Science Monitor, January 13, 2012
Many of those displaced by Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake have been relocated, and buildings and roads repaired. But reconstruction in Haiti has been complicated by deep economic and social problems.
Haiti: the republic of NGOs?
Al Jazeera, January 13, 2012
As rebuilding work continues two years after the quake, we ask where billions of dollars in international aid ended up.
Two years after devastating earthquake, Haiti's rebuilding weighed down by legacy of foreign meddling
Democracy Now, January 13, 2012
Share On the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed roughly 300,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless, we speak with Randall Robinson, author of "An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President.
Two degrees energy bars support famine relief
San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 2012
To extend its reach, Two Degrees is going beyond commitments to Partners in Health and Valid Nutrition by identifying potential partners in Pakistan who can produce a chickpea-based paste and in India, where it will be providing meals through the school system.
Time for change in Haiti: TED senior fellow Peter Haas responds
TED Blog, January 13, 2012
In total, the following 10 NGOs raised $1.4 billion out of the estimated $2.6 billion of private aid funding given for Haiti earthquake relief.
On second anniversary of earthquake, cholera continues to cripple Haiti
PBS NewsHour, January 12, 2012
With more than 7,000 dead and half a million people sickened, a U.N. health agency is calling the cholera outbreak in Haiti "one of the largest epidemics of the disease in modern history to affect a single country.
Haiti, two years later
Emily Rooney Show, WGBH
Interview with Jim and Karen Ansara: It’s been two years since a devastating earthquake leveled much of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and injuring and displacing millions more. Though the situation remains dire, many have moved on. We’ll talk to one local couple who hasn’t forgotten.
Cholera in Haiti: from control to elimination
Al Jazeera, January 13, 2012
Two years after a massive earthquake and susequent cholera outbreak, Haitians are trying to improve public health.
Haiti by the numbers
Boston Magazine, January 13, 2012
Local non-profit Partners in Health (PIH) had been working in Haiti for 25 years when the earthquake struck, and in the past 24 months has been one of the leaders in the recovery effort.
PIH's Dr. David Walton discusses aftermath of Haiti quake
NPR, January 12, 2012
Melissa Block talks to David Walton of the nonprofit group Partners in Health about the two-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.
On Second Anniversary of Earthquake, Cholera Continues to Cripple Haiti
PBS Newshour, January 12, 2012
With more than 7,000 dead and half a million people sickened, a U.N. health agency is calling the cholera outbreak in Haiti "one of the largest epidemics of the disease in modern history to affect a single country."
Haiti embarks on economic recovery plan with help from private sector
The Guardian, January 12, 2012
Two years after Haiti's earthquake, the government is stepping up help for displaced people and working with the private sector to kickstart the economy.
Haiti struggles to recover from 2010 earthquake
National Public Radio, January 12, 2012
Two years after a massive earthquake leveled Haiti's capital and killed roughly 300,000 people, the nation's recovery is slowing picking up speed.
Haiti's displaced people grow increasingly frustrated
The Guardian, January 12, 2012
Haitians protest against conditions in camps as President Michel Martelly announces massive resettlement project.
Half a million people still living in camps
The Journal.ie, January 12, 2012
A charity dedicated to vulnerable young people, has said that half a million people are still living in dire conditions in temporary camps.
Two years on, Haiti still reeling from quake
CNN.com International, January 12, 2012
Haiti on slow road to earthquake recovery
BBC News, January 12, 2012
Although some reconstruction projects have been successful, most of Haiti still lies in ruins.
Haiti earthquake anniversary: photos
The Christian Science Monitor, January 12, 2012
6 easy ways to help in Haiti
USAToday, January 12, 2012
For $60 to Partners in Health, help a Haitian family boost food production, ending malnutrition.
Two years after quake, signs of progress slow
The Washington Post, January 12, 2012
Hope here is measured in bags of cement. Progress is a city park without a tent. The future is a bus that takes children to school without charge.
Can a vaccine cure Haiti's cholera?
Scientific American, January 12, 2012
Two years after the earthquake and thousands of deaths later, the debate about whether to use the cholera vaccine in Haiti continues... Those at Partners In Health, a health care organization, say that imperfect efficacy should...
Video: Progress slow two years after Haiti quake
AP, January 12, 2012
Pews from St. Cecilia Church in Boston's Back Bay find new life in Haiti at hospital being built by Partners In Health
The Boston Globe, January 12, 2012
In a haven of mercy, they are meant to provide comfort, rest for the infirm, a spiritual seat in a secular institution.
Haiti earthquake: did appeal money make a difference?
BBC News, January 11, 2012
The British public donated $168 m after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, an amount second only to that raised for the Indian Ocean tsunami. But how has that money helped Haiti two years on?
Two years after the earthquake
The Huffington Post, January 11, 2012
Today marks two years since Haiti's devastating earthquake. Though the tragedy was billed a "natural disaster," an earthquake is not enough to explain the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives and the destruction of millions of homes.
Covidien donates additional $1 million to support Haitian hospital
Yahoo! Finance US, January 11, 2012
Company’s Contributions to Partners In Health for Haiti Now Total $3.5 Million.
Haiti's "Unnatural Disaster"
Boston Globe, January 11, 2012
Jan. 12 marks two years since Haiti’s devastating earthquake. Though the tragedy was billed a “natural disaster,” an earthquake is not enough to explain the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives and the destruction of millions of homes.
Though world stood still, things moving forward in Haiti
Chicago Tribune, January 11, 2012
PIH's Dr. Evan Lyon, a University of Chicago professor of medicine, discusses helping to launch a residency program in Haiti, marking 2nd anniversary of the earthquake.
No time to despair
Miami Herald January 11, 2012
Haiti’s progress has been slow, but improvements are underway.
Slow recovery in Haiti two years after earthquake
Miami Herald, January 11, 2012
Almost two years after the devastating 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, full recovery appears to be years away.
Haiti transitions from relief to rebuilding
CNN, January 10, 2012
Two years after massive quake, organizations are helping Haiti get back on its feet.
Questions arise about how Haiti earthquake donations have been spent
Miami Herald, January 10, 2012
Half the money world governments pledged to Haiti never showed up. Half the money American private donors raised for Haiti hasn’t been spent.
Haiti: Cholera Epidemic’s First Victim Identified as River Bather Who Forsook Clean Water
New York Times, January 9, 2012
The first Haitian to get cholera at the onset of the 2010 epidemic was almost undoubtedly a 28-year-old mentally disturbed man from the town of Mirebalais, researchers reported Monday.
How cholera in Haiti began
CNN, January 9, 2012
Two years after an earthquake shook Haiti, the small country grappled with the death, the destruction and the debris. After the earthquake on January 12, another health crisis struck about 10 months later: cholera.
Two years after quake, Haiti still struggles with cholera
Toronto Star, January 9, 2012
Two years after an earthquake levelled Port-au-Prince, Haiti is in the grip of one of the most devastating cholera outbreaks in modern history.
The Truth About NGOs
BBC World Service, January 8, 2012
Why does there seem to be so little co-ordination between NGOs in a place like Haiti? Why, despite the vast effort and resources that flowed after the earthquake two years ago, are people still living in tents without basic amenities?
Haiti 2 Years Later: Half a Million Still in Camps
br />ABC News, January 8, 2012
While U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and others vowed that the world would help Haiti "build back better," and $2.38 billion has been spent, Haitians have hardly seen any building at all.
Haiti Can Be Rich Again
New York Times, January 8, 2012
Haiti should look to the past, and the system of small farms and the decentralized economy that once provided Haitians with dignity, autonomy and wealth.
Haiti’s Slow Recovery
New York Times, January 8, 2012
Two years after the earthquake, some progress has been made, but the Haitian government badly needs a national strategy to do much more.
Through farming, stricken Haiti seeks both food and rebirth
Seattle Times, January 7, 2012
In Haiti, 15-acre cooperative farm represents a small but promising program: saving the country by developing the countryside.
Haiti’s wings need to soar
Toronto Star, January 6, 2012
Many Haitians are having a hard time keeping up their spirits as they prepare to mark the second anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that levelled much of Port-au-Prince, killed 220,000, caused $8 billion in damage, left a million homeless and shattered a desperately poor country. While time has marched on, reconstruction has not.
Cholera cripples Haiti, two years after quake
USA Today, January 5, 2012
In February, Haiti's Health Ministry, with help from Partners in Health, a U.S.-based aid organization, will begin vaccinating 100,000 people in a Port-au-Prince slum and a rural commuity with an oral cholera vaccine, said Louise Ivers, senior health and policy adviser for Partners in Health.