Ed Note: January 12 marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Over the next few days we will be running a series of posts taking a look at progress over the past year and examines what still needs to be done to help get Haiti back on its feet.
In a conference call with reporters this morning moderated the UN Deputy Special Representative for Haiti Nigel Fisher offered an assessment of the progress of Haiti reconstruction and spelled out some of the challenges that remain. He was joined by Daniel Epstein from the The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
For those who want a quick by-the-numbers summary of the state of Haiti reconstruction efforts the first 10 minutes of this podcast is a very useful resource. Nigel Fisher goes point-by-point through the humanitarian response and reconstruction efforts undertaken the UN and its partners. Epstein gives an update on the state of the cholera epidemic, which so far has claimed over 3,500 lives.
The call was organized by the UN Foundation and moderated by its CEO, Kathy Calvin.