Haiti and HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

From Housing Works, Dr. Vaty Poitevien, medical director of the 13th Street Health Center, and CEO Charles King, talk about their recent trip to Haiti and on serving people with HIV/AIDS there.


Charles King and Vaty Poitevien
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Comments [7]

hjs from 11211

how very christian of u! why such greed?

Jan. 27 2010 11:53 AM
susan shellogg from nyc

we should take care of our Americans citizens out of work without medical care or insurance.
before we take care of Hati.
its just what America needs now, in this depression,an invasion of third world people competeing for work

Jan. 27 2010 11:26 AM
hjs from 11211

2] PJ
unsafe sex is risky behavior

Jan. 27 2010 11:25 AM
Nick from NYC

This just seems so tragically ridiculous.

Can you say who is in charge in coordinating relief efforts? Is there anyone? Or are people too afraid to take on that role, since they may be blamed later when anything goes wrong?

Jan. 27 2010 11:24 AM
John Clark from Manhattan

Brian, I find it interesting that you're giving this gentleman Charles a platform to bash the efforts of volunteer doctors in Haiti. Might you ask him for his realist and practical solutions to the IMMEDIATE medical needs of this crisis. While there may not be an organized system in place yet, the people of Haiti need medical attention NOW. These are EDUCATED, MEDICAL DOCTORS -- not "cowboys" -- and their heroic efforts should be applauded.

Jan. 27 2010 11:20 AM
PJ from nyc

Did I just hear Brian Lehrer, in his interview with the Housing Works folks, refer to homosexuals, per se, as engaging in risky behavior??????

Jan. 27 2010 11:18 AM

I heard a story on NPR where a major tent distributor was talking about why her org wasn't giving out tents. She claimed they had to coordinate with a non-existent government on the best sites, because they didn't want the tens to move. She also claimed that they should start tent cities where more permanent developments would follow, so they had to figure that out.

Excuse me? Aren't tents supposed to be portable? Isn't that the definition of "tent"?

To me, this typifies the sort of central-planning, top-down management mentality that blocks effectiveness. It's a sort of coded colonialism as well - giving "aid" to people while simultaneously dis-empowering them.

Jan. 27 2010 11:14 AM

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