By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Published: December 1, 2010
An emergency cholera hospital is the
grimmest kind of medical center, and it's a symbol of the succession of
horrors that have battered Haiti over the last year.
Here in Haiti's central plateau, I visited
a cholera treatment center run by an excellent aid group, Partners in Health,
in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Nobody goes in or out without
being thoroughly disinfected; to try to control the epidemic, bodies are
buried rather than released to families.
In one tent, 40 seriously ill patients