Quote by Paul Farmer

If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti - and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera... which can spread like wildfire in Haiti... This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti.

If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroductio


This quote highlights the acknowledgment that Haiti was highly vulnerable to the reintroduction of cholera and that there was a lack of sufficient preparation done to mitigate its spread. The comparison of the country to a mine-shaft canary emphasizes the warning signs and the urgent need for action. The quote further expresses regret and admits a collective failure in adequately addressing the situation, serving as a rebuke to those involved in public health and healthcare efforts in Haiti.


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