Stories: Cholera

  • Bayakou: Why I’m Talking Shit and Cholera on World Water Day

    We are born, we eat, we shit. And so it continues till at the end when we pass on. We talk about birth, maternal health, and choices we have or do not have on birthing methods and reproductive rights. We most definitely talk a great deal about food, which if you stand on most streets and look around, seems to...

  • Cholera and Health Care in Haiti

    It is impossible to talk about health care in Haiti without mentioning the 2010 earthquake and the subsequent cholera epidemic, which so far has affected 630,000 people and taken the lives of 7,500. It would be easy to believe that cholera was a direct result of the devastation of the earthquake and the heavy rains of June, July and August. In fact, the...

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases in India

    This is the first in a series of five posts leading up to my trip to India to examine issues of child survival with the International Reporting Project via Johns Hopkins University with significant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For the duration of the trip, I am to consider my self a New Media Journalist...

  • RSVP for Film Screening: “Baseball in the Time of Cholera”

    Please join us for a film screening and panel discussion of Baseball in the Time of Cholera on Wednesday, July 18, at 5 pm. IRP will be co-sponsoring the event with the International Law and Organizations Program at SAIS and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. The film, co-produced by Olivia Wilde, follows the stories of a young baseball player...