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The Source: Holding On To Hope In Post-Hurricane Haiti

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Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, crushed by an earthquake six years ago and now hammered by a monster hurricane

When the topic of Haiti comes up - with the disasters, the poverty, the politics and disease - people just tune out. It's overwhelming. They feel like they've heard it all before.

It feels like our collected efforts there have had limited success. But as we talk about Haiti, don't tune out. That's not all there is to Haiti. Yes, it's a problem-plagued corner of the world, but you can start to bring hope to the island by not tuning out. 


Dr. Ruth Berggren, director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi