Amplifying Haitian Voices
PIH Canada’s National Director, Mark Brender, spoke to the situation in Haiti at Canada’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights
Posted on December 9, 2022
Today, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development conducted a briefing on the current human rights situation in Haiti.
Partners In Health Canada’s National Director, Mark Brender, amplified the voices of our Haitian colleagues to advocate for the country’s urgent needs for fuel, medical supplies, solar capacity, and additional supplies and staff for treatment of the recent outbreak of cholera. Referencing the late Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer’s call for pragmatic solidarity and international assistance policies that will allow Haiti to build stronger health systems, the message was clear: Canada can help in all of these areas right now.
A recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, announced by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population earlier this month, is adding turmoil to the country’s escalating troubles, where gang violence, damaged communications systems, and dire fuel shortages have increased over the past 15 months. PIH will continue to provide updates as they come.
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